2011 Toyota Yaris HSD concept

Toyota’s most impressive debut at the Geneva Motor Show was obviously the FT-86 II Concept, but the Japanese automaker came to Switzerland with other impressive concepts as well, including the Yaris HSD concept. This HSD concept previews a production version set to be revealed in 2012.

In the official press release Toyota said: "Making its world debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the Yaris HSD concept anticipates Toyota’s intention to bring full hybrid technology to the B segment, the biggest volume segment in Europe. This represents the next step in Toyota’s full hybrid roll-out strategy in Europe. Incorporating several hybrid-specific styling cues, the Yaris HSD concept introduces a new, forward-looking design execution."

Toyota aims to complete the application of full hybrid technology across its main models in Europe as early as possible in the 2020s. Following the successful introduction of the Auris HSD to the C-segment in 2010, the Yaris HSD concept anticipates Toyota’s intention to bring Hybrid Synergy Drive to the B-segment, the biggest volume segment in Europe.

Hit the jump to read more about the Toyota Yaris HSD Concept

Exterior and Interior

Toyota Yaris HSD concept

Compared to a standard Yaris, the HSD Concept features a new, more advanced and sophisticated style to the exterior design. It gets new highly contoured headlamps, a Toyota logo fully integrated within the front lip of the bonnet, a long, sweeping roofline, and a single, crisp character line which runs smoothly throughout the length of the vehicle.

The exterior package is finished by flat, vertical ‘aero’ corners housing front fog-lamps and matching rear reflectors, a large, integral rear spoiler, comprehensive underbody covers and 18" aero wheels featuring enlarged air gaps for improved cooling air flow.


Toyota Yaris HSD concept

The company benefits from the latest Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system that not only generates zero CO2 emissions, but also zero NOX and particulate (PM) emissions. The engine uses a maintenance-free timing chain and has no drive belts, improving reliability and bringing further cost savings.

As far as performance figures go, Toyota is keeping mum. However, they stated that they had a few problems when making the Yaris hybrid, so we are expecting less than impressive numbers. After all, the current standard Yaris uses a 1.5L four cylinder engine that produces 106 hp at 6000 rpm and 103 lb.-ft. at 4200 rpm. A hybrid version of the same car would provide even lower numbers. Then there’s the idea that if Toyota had problems getting the Yaris to go hybrid, what’s to say those problems won’t be reflected in the road? Toyota isn’t exactly synonymous with safety these days.

When Can I Buy One?

Toyota Yaris HSD concept

The production Yaris HSD will go on sale in 2012 with prices being announced at a later date.


Toyota Yaris HSD concept

The biggest competitor for the Yaris hybrid is the recently launched Honda Jazz hybrid . This model features a 1.3-liter i-VTEC engine combined with a CVT gearbox. An electric motor can be found smack dab in the middle of the two to create a parallel hybrid system with a total output of 101 HP. The bad news, however, is that the Jazz Hybrid will not be offered on the US market. Well, technically, this is good news for Toyota.

Toyota Yaris HSD concept
  • Better looking compared to standard Yaris
  • HSD system
  • Looks better than competitor
  • Less impressive than Prius
  • Expect stale performance numbers
  • Problems with conversion may lead to problems on the road


Definitely I’ve been choosing this car for my prospect model type that suits my taste as well as being the most aspiring car made. Just staring this stunning concept no wonder how it will make a hit demand for customer itself. 

The Toyota yaris will go on production sale on 2012. That was actually been waited for the aftermarket expansion.

Yaris HSD concept has a true beauty meaning of full competent enough for the competitors, As a hybrid version this expecting to be the expensive cost of savings.

Toyota yaris have an impressive concept that compliments as well,It represents the true beauty of hybrid-specific styling indicate.

Toyota Yaris HSD Concept is the best selling for its new release. And the biggest competitor for the yaris hybrid.

I definitely say, that this is the better looking compared to standard Yaris. The new Toyota Yaris had has a the ability to perform well and smooth way of driving,the new model features has its own way of driving the incredible performance as well.

Honestly, When i saw the Yaris it reminds me of Korean cars. However, i was impressed with the HSD technology. And I do believe that its competitor the Honda Jazz hybrid looks better compare to this.

The hybrid version is definitely another big step for the Yaris. I really welcome this, as I have always loved how versatile the car is.

Nice, so they are doing a hybrid version of the Yaris. This one is definitely a great development for the line, as it will add more versatility to the car.

It would definitely be hard to choose between the Yaris and the Honda Jazz. But I would probably take the latter over the Yaris, as it is more spacious.

Finally, they’re showing some love for the Yaris. I really believe that this car is one of the hidden gems in Toyota’s lineup. It definitely deserves the new work it has.

The Yaris is probably one of the most underrated cars that I have seen. The car has tons of features that will certainly be to the liking of those looking for a good ride. If Toyota really does push through with production on this one, this will definitely get a lot of folks’ attention.

Well I hope to high hell that they make it at an affordable price point. I also hope they don’t dump some 1.8 liter 4 banger in it. At least give it a v6- make it competition for the Genesis.

If the cylinder head was modified,does it mean that they made a GE head?Anyways, Yaris is a good choice, but I’ll place my bet on the Suzuki Swift Rally edition.

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