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We Hear: Production Version of Toyota C-HR Concept Coming

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 8/10/2015 Jason Udy

Toyota is ready to join the small but growing subcompact crossover segment, according to a new report. A production version of the Toyota C-HR concept from the Paris auto show will debut at the Geneva auto show next year, Autocar reports.

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As with most of the subcompact crossovers already on sale, the Toyota C-HR concept features bolder styling than other Toyota products. Its design features are said to have been well received by the public, and are expected to carry over to the production version. With the C-HR concept, Akio Toyoda told designers to be more adventurous with its styling.

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The two-door C-HR concept sits on large five-spoke wheels, while the front grille is framed by two large LED headlights that flow into bulging front fenders with large wheel arches. The A-pillar flows all the way along the roofline to the back of the vehicle, while a large panoramic roof dominates the roof. Large wrap-around taillights and a creased rear fascia finish off the rear of the vehicle.

The production version of the Toyota C-HR will be based on the Toyota New Global Architecture that will underpin about half of Toyota’s model lineup by 2020 from compact to large vehicles including front-, rear-, and all-wheel-drive setups. The new architecture is said to offer large interior dimensions in a compact footprint.

Toyota hasn’t confirmed the name of the production model, but in Europe the new crossover could be called the Auris Cross. A prototype was spied in Germany about a year and a half ago, according to the report. We wouldn't be surprised if the production model sports four doors rather than the concept's two-door body style.

Source: Autocar

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