Toyota’s Tiny Crossover is Real and This is It

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A tiny Toyota crossover is set to become a reality and we have spy photos of the new model out testing. 

This compact crossover has its sights set on the Nissan Juke and newly introduced Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3. Style will be borrowed from the C-HR Concept, which debuted last year at the Paris Motor Show, while power will likely come from a four-cylinder engine mated to a CVT.

There is also a possibility that this small crossover could be branded as a Prius, as the concept was shown with a hybrid drivetrain.

SEE ALSO: Toyota C-HR is a Fun to Drive Hybrid Crossover

Aggressive looking wheels and tires on this prototype suggest that Toyota is looking to make sure its small crossover offers decent performance along with some fun-to-drive characteristics.

It has been rumored that the small crossover would wear a Scion badge, but that doesn’t seem likely. “I’m open to a crossover, but as I look at crossovers in the market there’s a lot I wouldn’t want because I think they’d they’d work better with a Toyota badge on their hood than a Scion badge,” brand boss Doug Murtha told AutoGuide.com in an interview.

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  • Gustavo Forastiere Sauro

    Curious to see if Toyota will give Honda a run for it’s money. The Honda HR-V will be hard to beat in this segment.

  • Jonny_Vancouver

    Finally! And hybrid too?! Awesome. Can’t wait to test drive one! I’m pretty sure Toyota started the whole crossover segment with the first Rav-4, I hope they show their rivals how it’s done in this.

  • Mike

    Not really. The HRV is basically a heightened Honda Fit. Same platform and seats. Only thing positive about it is that it can be had with AWD and also a manual. Other than that, it’s nothing special.

  • Kent

    How many crossovers do we really need? Turn one of these into a small pickup.