2017 Toyota Subcompact Crossover Spy Shots

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

These are the first 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 be based on Toyota’s TNGA modular platform which makes its debut in the fourth-generation Prius set for a reveal on September 8. 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 unveiled at the 2014 Paris Auto Show, which was said to feature a hybrid powertrain.

Toyota C-HR concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Toyota C-HR concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Toyota C-HR concept, 2014 Paris 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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