Toyota C-HR Concept front three quarters static

Production Toyota C-HR to offer a petrol-hybrid variant

October 22, 2015

Toyota unveiled the C-HR concept originally at the Paris Motor Show in October 2014 and its updated version was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (2015 IAA) last month with addition of rear doors and many other changes. Toyota also announced at the show that the production model’s unveiling would be at the Geneva Motor Show next March.

Toyota C-HR Concept right side profile

Now, a report from Autocar says that the sub-compact crossover would more than rival to the Nissan Juke, as it will be a petrol-electric hybrid, or at least will have an option for hybrid powertrain along with petrol and/or diesel combustion engine(s). That would make the Toyota C-HR the first hybrid model in the sub-compact crossover segment.

Toyota C-HR Concept rear three quarters left static

The Toyota C-HR will be the second model from Toyota to be based on the new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) modular platform that was first used by the fourth generation Toyota Prius that was unveiled last month in Las Vegas. Test mules spotted recently have confirmed that the crossover will have a four-door layout, and a sweeping roofline as in the concept.

As per recent media reports Toyota has traded boot space and rear seat comfort for style, and a recent press release from the Turkish government stated that the Toyota plant in Arifiye, Sakarya, was chosen as one of the contenders to produce the vehicle.

[Source: Autocar]

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