Toyota GRMN Sports Hybrid concept hints at future sporty hybrid for 2011

Toyota GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept

Toyota’s new CEO Akio Toyoda is hell-bent on making the Japanese automaker more fun, appealing and sporty. Besides introducing the Toyota FT-86 G Sports at the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon, Toyota introduced the GRMN Sports Hybrid, a vehicle based on the outgoing MR2 platform.

The two-seater, four-wheel-drive gets a 3.3L V6 mated to Toyota’s THSII hybrid system. According to Toyota, that results in “more than 392-hp,” allowing for a 0-60 mph time of less than 4.5 seconds.

Sources say that a vehicle based on the GRMN Sports Hybrid concept could go on sale as early as 2011, giving the Honda CR-Z Hybrid a run for its money.

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– By: Kap Shah

Source: Toyota (via Straightline)