2015 Toyota C-HR Concept
First shown in its current 5-door form at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the C-HR is planned for production and set to make its debut in production guise at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016. The C-HR is a subcompact crossover SUV that will showcase Toyota's next-generation hybrid with a thermal efficiency of over 40 percent, as well as a compact & lightweight battery system. Its compact styling and flowing design very effectively hide the two rear doors.
The production car will make its appearance as either a Toyota or a Scion.
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(from Toyota Press Release) Toyota C-HR Concept
Embodying a new direction in Toyota design, this vehicle achieves a strong individuality that will get it noticed in the compact crossover market. Combining outstanding environmental performance with a brisk driving style in a compact body size, this is a boldly inventive compact concept crossover vehicle.
Highly individual styling
The concept is visually distinctive, thanks to its expressive diamond-inspired styling, packed full of eye-catching details that have been sculpted and chamfered to represent the facetted surfaces of a precision-cut gemstone. The vehicle builds on two key elements of Toyota's design language―Keen Look and Under Priority―to create a bold, emphatic front profile that emphasizes the lower grille as well as increasing aerodynamic performance, cooling, and pedestrian safety.
Like the new Prius, Toyota C-HR Concept makes use of TNGA, resulting in a highly rigid body. As a result of efforts to improve the already outstanding handling stability and ride comfort, the vehicle responds to driver handling with a directness that gives the driving experience an intuitive feel.
Outstanding environmental performance
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.
The Toyota concept made its first appearance at the 2014 Paris Motor Show as a design study, following which an updated five-door model went on display at the 2015 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. Toyota hopes to show a production-ready model at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2016.