The Toyota C-HR Concept: From Paris to Frankfurt and Soon to a Showroom Near You

You may recognize this compact hybrid SUV from last year’s Paris Motor Show.  This year Toyota is showing it at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.  The difference a year makes?

It’s coming to showrooms soon.  From Toyota:

The Toyota C-HR Concept makes use of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), an integrated development program for vehicle platforms and powertrain components. TNGA will enable Toyota to create vehicles with improved chassis rigidity, handling stability, and comfort. Additionally, Toyota aims to give the concept an engine with thermal efficiency of over 40 percent, as well as further improving fuel efficiency by making the hybrid system―including the motor and battery―smaller and more lightweight.

 

Toyota hopes to show a production-ready model at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2016.

 

Visually, the Toyota C-HR incorporates the “Keen Look” and “Under Priority” design techniques.  That’s why you see echoes of the Mirai, Corolla, as well a the Prius in the shape of the C-HR.  Not sure if they’re as striking as “Blue Steel” and “Magnum”; but they look pretty good to me.

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