Both this new crossover and the Yaris will be built at Toyota’s Valenciennes factory in northern France. This is also where the previous-generation, Toyota-built Yaris hatchback was imported from. “We expect this to be a very successful car,” a source from Toyota said. “Some cars you look at the styling and it just looks right. This is such a car.”
This SUV will be powered by a three-cylinder engine paired with a hybrid system and will offer all-wheel-drive, a rare feature in this segment. Toyota expects this new model and the Yaris to make up 30 percent of its sales volume in Europe by 2025.