Toyota Yaris Hybrid Concept Teased Ahead of Geneva Auto Show Debut

While Toyota‘s plan for the Geneva Auto Show may be to put the focus back on sports cars with the debut of the FT-86 II Concept, the automaker will also continue to push ahead with plans to stay on top as the world’s hybrid leader.

The company responsible for the Prius has just released a lone teaser image of the Yaris HSD (Hybrid Synergy Drive) Concept, that will be revealed at the show. No details have been provided, but this won’t be a current Yaris model, but rather will be based on the new Yaris/Vitz which recently debuted in Japan. Considering the more compact size of the Yaris, we wouldn’t be surprised if it exceeded the 50-mpg rating of the Prius.

In addition, Toyota will also debut a new Prius+ model for the European marketplace. Similar to the Prius V, which was recently unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, the Prius+ will include seating for seven, rather than for five like in North America.

AutoGuide’s extensive coverage from Geneva starts March 1st. Until then, see our 2011 Geneva Auto Show Preview here.