2017 Toyota Subcompact Crossover Spy Shots (Production C-HR)

2017 Toyota subcompact crossover spy shots – Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

These are the latest spy shots of a new subcompact crossover from Toyota. Designed to go up against rivals like the Chevrolet Trax, Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke, the new Toyota model, whatever it ends up being labeled, should be unveiled in early 2016 ahead of a showroom debut by the fall of that year. This means we should see it arrive as a 2017 model.

The new crossover will ride on Toyota’s TNGA platform, a lightweight, sturdy design that made its debut in the recently revealed 2016 Toyota Prius. To help distinguish it from rivals, Toyota is likely to offer its model with a hybrid system.

We know this because of the C-HR concept car originally unveiled at the 2014 Paris Auto Show and then again in updated form at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. The funky concept was said to feature a hybrid powertrain.

Toyota C-HR Concept (2nd version), 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Toyota C-HR Concept (2nd version), 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Toyota C-HR Concept (2nd version), 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Look for Toyota’s new crossover to also come with conventional powertrains. If it ends up being offered in the United States, expect the base option to be a four-cylinder paired with a CVT.

The C-HR also previewed the styling we can expect on the new crossover, although as the spy shots confirm the production model will feature a less radical shape and a five-door configuration. It should still feature the concept’s coupe-like profile and blacked-out C-pillar, though, the latter helping to form the ever-popular ‘floating roof’ look.

Note, Toyota isn’t the only automaker looking to join the segment. Volkswagen is preparing a subcompact crossover of its own, which we’re expecting to be launched in the next year or two.

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