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Toyota C-HR Concept Crossover Unveiled Before Paris Auto Show

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 9/22/2014 Eric Weiner

Toyota has released full images of the Toyota C-HR concept set to bow at the Paris auto show this October. The Toyota C-HR compact crossover concept boasts fresh and modern styling that falls in line with the youthful aesthetic proffered by other segment mainstays like the Nissan Juke and the upcoming Honda HR-V.

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The Toyota C-HR concept crossover offers a fresh design language that the automaker claims will preview a “future direction for Toyota vehicles." Sitting on big five-spoke wheels, the two-door C-HR is sleek and edgy, with a healthy mix of flowing lines and sharp angles. Up front the fascia is dominated by two large LED housings that flank the grille. These lead into bulging front fenders and pronounced wheel arches, while the A-pillar continues seamlessly from the front straight to the rear along the panoramic glass roof. At the rear, the Toyota C-HR utilizes large wrap-around taillights and a sharply-angled rear fascia.

© Provided by MotorTrend Although the details of the Toyota C-HR concept’s hybrid powertrain remain under wraps, the car’s styling provides a preview of a vehicle Toyota says it wants to bring to production. It makes sense for Toyota to enter the white-hot compact crossover segment with its own offering to slot in below the long-popular Toyota RAV4, especially now that Honda is throwing its hat in the ring with the upcoming Honda HR-V. Somewhat offbeat styling has been well-received with regard to these little crossovers, as the Nissan Juke, Kia Soul, and Buick Encore have all enjoyed solid sales success. New entrants like the Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X will look to capitalize on the same trends.

Look for the Toyota C-HR concept to debut at the Paris auto show on October 2. Check back after the reveal for more information and full details on the crossover’s hybrid powertrain.

Source: Toyota

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