Toyota has revealed the updated version of the C-HR hybrid concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (2015 IAA). The C-HR concept originally was showcased as a design study at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
Toyota says that the C-HR has been built to explore new directions in design and development of crossovers in an increasingly competitive market. The company claims that the concept is not very far from being production ready and could spawn a mass market version in the near future. The production version is expected to be unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March.
The C-HR concept has now shifted from the previous three-door format to a five-door format. It is underpinned by the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform. Toyota has equipped the concept with an engine that is 40% more thermal efficient and features a compact and lightweight motor and battery for enhanced fuel efficiency.
The concept sports a new uniform glossy black roof colour scheme when compared to the two tone blue and black finish of the previous concept. Other design flourishes include diamond inspired styling muscular fenders; swooping roofline and large alloy wheels.
The C-HR concept incorporates key elements of Toyota’s design language like ‘Keen Look’ and ‘Under Priority’ for creating a bold and striking front facia with the emphasis on pedestrian safety, aerodynamics and cooling.
The press release is embedded below the image gallery.