Toyota is set to unveil its new Yaris-based hybrid SUV crossover at the 2020 Geneva motor show in March.
That means it should receive the 1.5-litre engine and hybrid system used in the Yaris, rather than the 1.8-litre engine found in the 2020 C-HR Koba Hybrid.
The as-yet unnamed SUV should also receive the six-speed manual or continuously-variable transmission (CVT) options as the Yaris (pictured below).
Combining “elevated ground clearance with an intelligent all-wheel drive system and Toyota’s latest hybrid technology,” the B-SUV should slot in beneath the marque’s more premium and larger C-HR model.
A Toyota Australia spokesperson today told CarAdvice the company has "nothing to confirm" about the car's local prospects, however CarAdvice understands an announcement about Australian availability could closely follow its reveal next month.
"It’s definitely a segment we have interest in and is growing in Australia,” the spokesperson said.