Details are decidedly scarce – which, judging by the company in question, is surely by design – but Toyota has announced that it will be unveiling a new compact concept car at the 10th Auto Expo automobile show in New Delhi on January 5. And ... that's about all we have on the subject. See, we told you details were slim. Expect the machine, which is likely bound for production in emerging markets only, to slot below the Yaris in size and price.
We could speculate a bit by wondering out loud if the new Toyota will try to counter the success of the tiny Tata Nano, but we won't. In addition to the new compact car, Toyota promises to show off its i-REAL personal mobility device, the Fine-S fuel cell vehicle along with the less-interesting-to-ABG-readers Prado and Fortuner SUVs and the India-market Innova minivan. You won't find any more information, but if you'd like to read the press release anyway, you'll find it after the break.
TOYOTA TO UNVEIL NEW COMPACT CAR CONCEPT FOR INDIA AT NEW DELHI SHOW
Tokyo – TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announces its production and sales subsidiary in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private, Ltd. (TKM), plans to unveil a concept for a new compact car designed for the Indian market, as well as display 13 other concept and production vehicles, at the 10th Auto Expo automobile show in New Delhi from January 5 to 11, 2010.
The concept for the new compact car is to be unveiled at a TKM press conference on January 5.
Other vehicles on display are to include the redesigned "Prado" and "Fortuner" SUVs and the India-market-leading "Innova" minivan.
The TKM display will also present Toyota's active approach toward developing modes of transportation for the future by showing the "i-REAL" personal mobility vehicle, the "Fine-S" fuel-cell hybrid vehicle and other concept vehicles.