According to Autocar, the new entry in Toyota’s lineup will represent an evolution of the 2014 C-HR concept which means it will take the shape of a proper crossover rather than a jacked up Auris hatchback as originally believed. This means all of the spy shots published so far were showing test mules rather than production-bodied prototypes.
Tentatively called Auris Cross, the Qashqai-rivaling model will ride on the Toyota New Global Architecture which according to the same source will enable a more spacious cabin compared to its Nissan competitor even though the exterior dimensions are said to be a tad smaller. Speaking of the interior, it will be part of a new wave from Toyota to boost quality so expect more soft touch plastics and an overall improved fit & finish.
Sales of Toyota’s brand new crossover should commence shortly after the Geneva debut set for early March 2016.