Hy­brid comes out

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THE small­est hy­brid in the Toy­ota world will be un­veiled next week.

The petrol-elec­tric baby is the key car for Brand T at the Detroit Mo­tor Show, the first ma­jor motoring event of 2010.

It comes ex­actly a year af­ter Toy­ota un­veiled its lat­est Prius hy­brid in Detroit, ahead of Aus­tralian sales and a re­newed hy­brid push in the USA, the world’s big­gest backer of the green hero car.

Detroit ’09 also saw the un­veil­ing of the first hy­brid Lexus, the com­pact HS 250h, al­though it is still only left-hand drive and is not likely to ever make it to Aus­tralia.

The 2010 hy­brid is likely to be a de­vel­op­ment of Toy­ota’s small­est city car, the three-seater iQ now sold in Ja­pan and Europe.

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