Toyota C-HR revealed ahead of Geneva debut

  • Feb 29, 2016
Toyota C-HR
Toyota C-HR

Ahead of its official debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Toyota's C-HR crossover's production version's images have surfaced online. The new offering from Toyota stays true to its design theme and the production version is not very different from the concept showcased at earlier auto shows across the globe.

The five-door is based on the company's new global architecture (TNGA) that falls in sync with lower carbon footprint and better efficiency. Bulging lines, angular lights and a coupe-roofline with a high stance ooze of aggression and fluency with the silhouette. The C-HR will underpin the new Prius showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo – The Motor Show. It is also expected to be the first hybrid in its class and the cross over will be slotted just below the RAV4 in international markets.

Although technical specifications of the vehicle are not available yet, is it expected that the C-HR will be powered by the same petrol-electric combination as that on the Prius, however, it will have a different state of tune. The crossover will be mated to a CVT transmission and it is still unclear if an only engine (diesel or petrol) option would be available for European markets.

When on sale, the Toyota C-HR will lock horns with the likes of Nissan Juke, Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X.

To test the mettle of the vehicle, a racing-spec of the C-HR has also been revealed that will take part in the Nurburgring endurance event to be held in May 2016.

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