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by Tim Beissmann

Toyota has provided us with teaser images of two vehicles set to expand its family of Hybrid Synergy Drive vehicles: the Toyota Prius+ and the Toyota Yaris HSD Concept.

The latter of the two is the most intriguing, as the Yaris HSD Concept appears to be an almost-production-ready design of the brand’s first B-segment hybrid.

Toyota says the concept will give a good insight into the final design of the micro-hybrid, which will become the next vehicle in Toyota Europe’s strategy to introduce a hybrid model into every nameplate in the range.

The Yaris HSD Concept embraces the familiar Toyota hybrid features of a rounded nose with blue-tinged badge, strong vertical lower-front side air intakes and headlights stretching deep into the bonnet.

The central lower air intake has a revised, more modern design, and could point to future hybrid styling from the Japanese manufacturer.

The Prius+ will debut alongside the Yaris at Geneva, and will become the first seven-seat full hybrid available in Europe.

Based on the Prius V unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last month, the Prius+ promises more room and storage space than the Prius hatch without compromising on fuel efficiency and emissions.

Alternative energy will be the focus of the Toyota stand at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, which commences on March 1. Also on show will be plug-in hybrids, electric vehicles and fuel cell hybrid vehicles, all of which Toyota says feature in its product strategy for this decade.