The 2014 Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept has been fully revealed ahead of its global debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show to be held this week starting on September 10 to 22, according to the IAA event date.
The Japanese-based automaker said that the new concept is actually based on the Yaris 3-door hatchback but the Hybrid-R version looks more tempting. The official press release from Toyota is very long; we may not be able to write all of that, so this is only a summary.
Under its hood, the new Hybrid-R concept is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine which is claimed to produce a maximum output up to 300 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. This four-cylinder engine uses front-wheel drive configuration, but its rear wheels will be powered by a 60 HP electric motor.
Furthermore, when driver turn on Track mode, the two electric motors will be able to generate a combined peak output of 120 horsepower but it’s only available in five seconds. So, drivers will enjoy a peak output of 420 horsepower for five seconds. Apart from that, the turbo engine will be paired to a sequential 6-speed gearbox.
Outside, there’s a TRD parts are pinned by Toyota in this hybrid concept, including 18-inch TRD alloy wheels that will use Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires (225/40 R18). The front wheel is equipped with 6-piston calipers with perforated-discs, while the rear wheel uses 4-piston calipers.
Inside the cabin, a few special touches that come from the GT 86 sports coupe is also visible, such as sport pedals, dual-tone Recaro bucket seats, Alcantara sport steering wheel and much more. Finally, don’t forget to check out our photo gallery below.