Once again Europe getting all the newer hybrid powertrainsNew “Hybrid 130” features fifth generation hybrid technology and joins existing “Hybrid 115” to offer faster acceleration and more engaging drive experienceNew Premiere Edition and GR SPORT grades will feature “Hybrid 130” as standardNew and enhanced Toyota T-Mate safety and driver assistance...newsroom.toyota.eu
Good to see the Yaris get the bump. I hope they are developing some sort of hybrid max style drivetrain for the GR Corolla. G16 + ~50hp electric motor + 150hp e-axle. I think we could see a net 400hp pretty easily with the right battery. My GR Corolla is one of the best cars I've ever driven; it is truly a masterpiece. But, the writing is on the wall that HV and PHEV are going to need to be involved in the next generation somehow.
First real minor change for the GR Yaris, 300 hp, the option of an 8 speed AT plus apparently some upgrades to the chassis, suspension and brakes.
The weight increase from the T24 + mechanical AWD to the T24 + 1MG + 6AT + eAxle + battery is around 350lbs in like-for-like trims of the Grand Highlander. The parallel hybrids tend to gain less weight because they replace the multigear hydraulic transaxle with a 2 motor transaxle, drop the transfer case, and replace the prop shaft and rear drive with a low output rear motor. The bump from a Rav4 hybrid over a Rav4 is only 160lbs.Only downside to hybrids as of now is weight. To make the GRC/GRY hybrid it'll take away the lightweight aspect. Hopefully as tech gets better we see battery tech become more lightweight.
The C63 picked up 700lbs by adding AWD, 2 speed gearbox, electric motor, and a 6kWh battery. There's no reason to think the Yaris or Corolla would gain that much with a much smaller battery (~1.5kWh, I expect).Unless it is like the 4 cylinder C63 AMG, where it weighs +2000 kg, more than TTV8 and is still not faster and not more fuel efficient.