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Toyota C-HR Hybrid Crossover Concept Teased before Paris Auto Show

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 9/15/2014 Eric Weiner

The Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 have long traded punches in the small SUV segment, but the battle looks to be extending to the growing market for compact crossovers. Following the debut of the Honda HR-V at the 2014 New York auto show, Toyota will introduce its own compact crossover concept dubbed the C-HR.

Set to debut as the headliner of Toyota’s 2014 Paris auto show display, the Toyota C-HR concept will arrive with a hybrid powertrain, but other details of the powertrain and the crossover itself remain mystery.

Toyota C Hr Concept Teaser© Provided by MotorTrend Toyota C Hr Concept Teaser

A teaser shot of the Toyota C-HR concept shows a sweeping silhouette with a sharply raked roofline, terminating in a roof spoiler. The rear glass extends at a shallow angle even further out toward a flat trunk lip, which is flanked by a set of dramatically styled taillights. Overall the shape looks somewhat different from that of the Honda HR-V, Chevrolet Trax/Buick Encore twins, and Jeep Renegade (pictured below), which are all positioned to grow the compact crossover segment.

That segment is set to expand with new entries on the heels of increased customer interest in compact crossovers like the Nissan Juke and Kia Soul. Now that there’s a vested interest from consumers in this segment, we can expect to see automakers introducing more vehicles of this sort with a greater variety of powertrain options. Kia seems to be leading the way in this effort, as news recently surfaced that a turbocharged all-wheel-drive version of the Kia Soul could soon join the standard gasoline and battery-powered Soul EV variants.

Check back when the Toyota C-HR concept debuts at the 2014 Paris auto show on October 2 for full details on the new compact hybrid crossover.

Source: Toyota

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