Toyota already includes a three-model Prius family – and a number of other hybrid models – however the Japanese giant’s gas-electric family looks set to grow further having a hybrid compact Vehicle.

Sources near to Toyota the world’s greatest vehicle-maker will disclose a hybrid form of its C-HR compact crossover concept in the Detroit motor show in The month of january.

The C-HR was initially observed in three-door form in the 2014 Paris show and also in five-door form at Frankfurt in September, whenever we reported Toyota Australia was keen to give the production version here after it debuts in the Geneva show in March.

Because this unofficial rendering indicates, the development version won’t be as adventurous because the C-HR concept, and can share design cues using the Prius.

News from the C-HR hybrid concept verifies the all-new sub-RAV4 small Vehicle will join Toyota’s growing hybrid range, including the pioneering Prius (the 4th generation which arrives here early the coming year), the Prius c light hatch, Prius v people-mover and Camry Hybrid.

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Toyota also sells a variety of other non-Prius hybrid cars in other marketplaces, such as the RAV4 Hybrid, however the mid-size gas-electric Vehicle will not be offered around australia, where only around 2000 Prius designs include been offered this season.

It remains seen whether Toyota’s latest hybrid is going to be offered here – and whether or not this wears the Prius badge – but traditionally powered versions from the all-new, as-yet-un named compact Vehicle will definitely be provided Here, where it will likely be a late arrival in Australia’s quickest growing vehicle segment.

Due to its lightweight, the C-HR’s primary marketplaces is going to be Europe and Japan, but we know it will likewise be offered in america.

Standard versions – including individuals offered here – are required to become run by Toyota’s new 1.2-litre turbo-gas unit, which produces 85kW of energy as well as an impressive 185Nm of torque.

The C-HR based hybrid, meantime, should emerge with similar upgraded 1.8-litre gas-electric powertrain because the new Prius, which mixes 72kW of gas energy with 53kW of battery energy.

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Driving though a CVT auto, total system energy is going to be 90kW, that is around 10kW under the present Prius, but Toyota characteristics the reduction towards the way its Japanese engineers rate hybrid results.