At the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March, Toyota stand will host the world premiere of an electric motor-powered concept called the i-TRIL, to demonstrate the brand’s vision of a city car for the year 2030.
Developed by Toyota Motor Europe in collaboration with the company’s ED2 design centre in Nice, the electric motor-powered concept showcases Toyota research innovations in delivering better mobility that is also kinder to the environment.
i-TRIL has a one-plus-two seating layout and features Active Lean technology, similar in concept to that used by the Toyota i-ROAD. It has been developed as a viable alternative to city cars, small hatchbacks (A and B segment), other all-electric EV models and motorcycles for people who still want to have fun when driving, even at slower, urban traffic speeds.
Besides the i-TRIL concept, Toyota will also launch the new, significantly revised 2017 Yaris at the Geneva Motor Show. The Yaris family will also grow to include a performance version in the form of the Yaris GRMN, inspired and influenced by Toyota’s return to the World Rally Championship this year with the Yaris WRC. The model will be unique in the hot hatch market, being powered by a supercharged engine – a 1.8-litre unit that will produce more than 205bhp.
The full lineup of Gazoo Racing-branded race cars will also be exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned if you want to find out more info!