TOYOTA AT THE 2013 GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

Toyota will take the wraps off two contrasting new concepts at the Geneva motor show and also pave the way for two new model introductions that will strengthen its European model range in the coming months.

THE NEW TOYOTA AURIS TOURING SPORTS

The new, British-built Auris Touring Sports introduces a wagon/estate car body style toToyota’s Auris range for the first time. It’s also the first model in its class to offer the choice of a full hybrid powertrain, marking further diversification of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive technology.

NEW TOYOTA RAV4 UNVEILED AT LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Toyota is proud of the fact it created the compact SUV market with the launch of the original RAV4 back in 1994.

That pioneering three-door model – its name standing for Recreational Active Vehicle 4-wheel drive – was quite different from traditional 4x4s, being conceived as an “urban” all-wheel drive vehicle with a monocoque chassis rather than body-on-frame construction, and independent suspension. Power came from a relatively small 2.0-litre, transverse mounted petrol engine.

All New Toyota RAV4

ALL NEW TOYOTA RAV4

Toyota will unveil the all new RAV4 at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, prior to the launch of the car in the UK in early 2013.

THE NEW TOYOTA VERSO

The new Verso, unveiled at the 2012 Paris motor show, showcases Toyota’s European design and engineering capabilities. It joins the new Auris and Auris Touring Sports as the third element in the company’s renewed product offensive in the compact/family car market – the C-segment.