Growing market of compact crossovers interested company Toyota, the world’s largest automaker.
One of the top managers of the Australian division of Toyota Mark Dobson told journalists edition Car Advice admitted that the company has plans to create a new crossover, which would be smaller and cheaper model RAV4. According to the representative of the brand in the global market are small SUVs are in high consumer demand, so the “little brother” RAV4 Toyota will allow to significantly increase the volume of products sold and earn extra income.
“The market for compact crossovers today open to any company, and Toyota shows him a lot of interest. Segment miniature” SUV “is constantly growing and evolving, people are very willing to acquire such models,” – said Mark Dobson.
According to unofficial reports, the future rival Opel Mokka, Ford EcoSport and Nissan Juke can be created based on the old show car Rugged Sports Coupé. This concept, developed by the California design studio Toyota, was presented to the public in 2001 in the international motor show in Chicago. Novelty, which will be built on the platform or Yaris, or a “trolley” Auris, is scheduled to complete the traditional internal combustion engines and hybrid power plant.