Toyota has announced that the new GA-B version of the Toyota New Global Architecture platform will soon find its way into its smaller vehicles – a move that would totally transform the way Toyotas drive as we’ve experienced locally with the C-HR and the new Camry.
Existingly, the C-HR and the new Corolla that’s set to be launched locally, sits on the GA-C version of the platform while models like the Camry we reviewed a few months ago and the all-new RAV4 is built on the GA-K version.
The GA-B is a modular platform that allows for a variety of wheelbase lengths, vehicle heights and track widths – allowing Toyota designers to design visually-appealing vehicles, with low and wide stances, of different sizes and body types.
The platform also maximises interior space, offers a highly rigid underbody, lower centre of gravity with the driver’s seating position set lower and further back towards the centre of the car. With the GA-B platform, Toyota can also opt for either a torsion beam or multilink setup at the rear.
So the foreseeable outcome from all this seems really promising. It simply indicates that future compact Toyotas would not only be practical with abundance of space, good-looking but also a joy to drive.
That’s a lot of promise to deliver, Toyota.