Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut

Toyota has unveiled the compact Yaris Hybrid-R concept ahead of next week’s public debut in Frankfurt.

The Yaris Hybrid-R with high-performance engineering is inspired by Toyota’s racing prototype, the TS030 Hybrid, which participated at Le Mans and in the World Endurance Championship.

Based on the Yaris 3-door, the Toyota Yaris Hybrid R concept is powered by a highly tuned 300 hp 4-cylinder 1.6-litre petrol engine combined with three 60 hp electric motors to provide an ‘intelligent’ electric four-wheel drive capability.

There are two electric motors at each rear wheel and the third one is located between the engine and the 6 gear sequential transmission, operating as a generator in two different cases: during deceleration to feed the super capacitor and during acceleration to directly power the rear electric motors.

The hybrid powertrain system develops a combined 420 hp. Driver can choose between a Track mode and a Road mode, which is all about fuel efficiency.

Full details in the press release below.

PRESS RELEASE (click to expand)


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