Toyota decided to release another teaser for its Hybrid-R Concept, due at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Hints pointed to a new powertrain concept that could move Toyota into the next generation of hybrid technology. Though, of course, details were kept to a minimum.
The Hybrid-R photo teaser doesn’t show much, but with a little image manipulation, its rather visible that the Hybrid-R is based on the current Yaris.
Check out the brief press release after the jump.
Hybrid-R is based on a current Toyota production model and is equipped with a powertrain that features similar technology to that used by Toyota Racing’s TS030 Hybrid race car in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
It combines a high-power internal combustion engine with electric motors to achieve a maximum power output of more than 400bhp (298kW). A dual mode control allows the car’s performance to be tailored to suit either road or racetrack.
Toyota will host a press conference on its stand in Hall 8 at 12.45pm on 10 September.
– By: Chris Chin