Toyota has officially unveiled the brand new Yaris Hybrid R Concept, ahead of its public debut scheduled for next week, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Toyota Yaris Hybrid R Concept is the company’s newest creation, being based on the three-door Yaris, and the model is coming with 18-inch TRD alloy wheels, wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires, 225/40 in size. The rims are covering the perforated disc brakes with six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston calipers at the rear. The cabin of the model is hosting two-tone Recaro bucket seats, sport pedals from the GT 86, Alcantara wrapped steering wheel, gearshift lever positioned closer to the driver’s hand and some other tweaks.
Power to the Toyota Yaris Hybrid R Concept is being provided by a 1.6 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which is producing a total output of 300 HP (224 kW) and 420 Nm of torque (310 lb-ft), sent to the front wheels, while each rear wheel is powered by an electric motor generating 60 HP (45 kW). The total output produced by the hybrid powertrain stands at an impressive 420 HP (313 kW). A third electric motor, with the same 60 HP, is installed between the petrol burner and the six-speed sequential transmission, and it works during deceleration, feeding the super capacitor, and during acceleration, powering the two rear electric motors. More details on the model will be announced in Frankfurt.