The Japanese based automaker Toyota is planning to develop a direct rival for the Nissan Juke crossover.

The Nissan Juke was really a path opener and in a segment where everyone thought that this model will die in the first few months, the crossover managed to write a small page of the automotive industry. Now, a few years after the Juke has seen daylight for the first time, a lot of automakers are planning to develop a similar model and most of them have already done this. We now have the Peugeot 2008, the Chevrolet Trax, the Ford EcoSport, the Opel / Vauxhall Mokka and the brand new Renault Captur, besides the segment leader, the Nissan Juke.

With everyone looking into developing a B segment crossover, Toyota couldn’t stay aside and the carmaker is now planning to rival the Nissan Juke too. A recent report signed by Autocar is suggesting that the car manufacturer has plausible reasons to develop a B segment crossover and the model is expected to get the green light soon. The upcoming Toyota crossover will probably use the same platform found on either the Yaris or the Corolla and it might also bring a hybrid version. The model in question might be based on the Rugged Sports Coupe concept, unveiled back in 2001, in Chicago. Additional details on the Toyota crossover are limited for the moment.

Source: Autocar


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