2016 Toyota C-HR teased before Geneva reveal

Toyota has published a teaser image of the C-HR set to arrive in production specification on March 1 at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

Previewed by a trio of concepts (two Toyotas and a Scion), the C-HR will be a new entry in the hugely competitive compact crossover segment and will try to grab a piece of the action with a five-door coupe design. If the previewing concepts were any indication, the production model will adopt a funky design which means the model will mostly target a young audience. The sloped roofline could mean rear headroom and trunk capacity won’t be that great, but it’s better to wait for the full reveal to find out.

Recently we’ve learned the crossover will be manufactured in Turkey while the hybridized engine is going to be built in UK. The model is destined to be sold in the greater Europe region and in select countries outside the old continent starting the second half of the year.

Based on what we know so far, the C-HR will ride on Toyota’s new TNGA platform that has also underpinned the latest Prius from where it will inherit the hybrid setup. We expect a bunch of conventional powertrains to be offered as well and it remains to be seen whether there will be an all-wheel drive option. The new Prius is sold in select markets with an AWD setup (aka E-Four), but we don’t know yet whether the C-HR will get this option.

We will know more at the beginning of March when the C-HR will be introduced in Geneva where it will share the spotlight with the Proace Verso and Euro-spec Hilux.

Source: Toyota

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