Hybrid comes out
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.