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Hybrid Toyota GR HV Concept to star at Tokyo Motor Show

The hybrid Toyota GR HV will go on show at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month bearing a quirky H-pattern automatic transmission.

BUILT OFF THE SAME platform as the Toyota 86, the GR HV Concept, named for Gazoo Racing and Hybrid Vehicle runs a tweaked version of the hybrid set-up from the TSO50 that competes in the World Endurance Championships. Toyota claims it’s inspired by the Supra and Toyota Sports 800.

Toyota said, “The LED headlights, five-bolt wheels and rear diffuser evoke the components used on the hybrid-powered WEC racer”.

Toyota GR HV Concept

The push button ignition is located on top of the shifter which, via the red M button on the centre stack can be used to simulate six-speed manual operation; the driver then physically moves the shifter via an H-pattern set-up.

There’s no word on the combustion engine or the overall output of the electric motor and petrol engine combined.

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.