Toyota's Next Hybrid in 2008?


Toyota is creating some buzz with the news that it is developing a hybrid based on 2003's CS&S; concept. Designed to replace the Celica in its current line-up, the car will seat four and be a mid-engined, all-wheel-drive sportster. It will be powered by the next-generation Toyota hybrid powerplant, similar to the Toyota Yaris T-Sport, using a 105bhp petrol engine. According to reports, there'll be a two electric motors, one for each pair of wheels, that'll kick in during urban excursions, and when extra power is called for. A folding metal roof is also supposedly in the works, which would be a first in a mid-engined car. We'll have to wait for all of these goodies, though; it isn't likely to appear until 2008. We'll keep our collective ear to the ground. CS&S; concept via ::Jalopnik