Toyota wants to compete with the top selling Honda HRV. In that segment. Small crossovers, are in big demand. Toyota at the present, has 9 model crossovers, and SUV’s to offer.
Mini hasn’t been ruined. Actually, by Mini offering small crossover models. Has kept them in business. Mini offers hybrid plug ins, 4 door vehicles, convertibles, EV’s, and crossovers. I really like the Countryman. The premium brand, has just got too expensive to buy. The Mini brand understands the market place. If smart had offered the forfour here, I would have purchase one.This looks just like the way they ruined the Mini, IMO of course