Toyota C-HR concept previews next year’s crossover

An updated Toyota C-HR concept is currently on display at 2015 IAA in Frankfurt, Germany. This is an evolution of last year’s concept and it has gained rear doors along with other bits and pieces that bring it closer to the production version programmed to debut in March 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show. With this concept, Toyota is probably trying to tell us they are cooking up a new crossover which will compete directly with the Nissan Juke. The vehicle depicted in the attached gallery uses a hybrid setup sourced from the new Prius from where it has borrowed the newly developed Toyota New Global Architecture platform.

Toyota C-HR concept
Toyota C-HR concept

Details about the hardware are scarce at the moment, but Toyota says the gasoline combustion engine has a thermal efficiency of more than 40% and it works with a new generation electric motor along with lighter and more compact batteries. It sits on massive 21-inch rims which obviously won’t make it to the production car which will probably get 16-inch sets along with optional 17- and maybe 18-inch wheels while anything bigger than that wouldn’t look good in relation to the crossover’s size.
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The interior remains a mystery at this point as Toyota hasn’t showed any pics of the cabin, but it will be ready in time for the production car programmed to go on sale in the second half of next year.

Source: Toyota

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