The Toyota C-HR crossover is on the way, and we’ll see it for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. It’s been leaked online today following an official teaser that was released earlier in the week.
The leaked pictures show a production model that’s very close to the concept we saw previously, with plenty of creases and funky design details. The family face seen on the RAV4 also features on the car. We’ll see more from the car, including official pictures and details, at the Geneva show next week.
Billed as a high-tech Nissan Juke rival, the C-HR is far removed from models in the current Toyota range, with a more angular and coupe-like design in keeping with the style-led small crossover market. A shift from the previous three-door to a five-door format shows a step towards production.
It’s based on Toyota’s new ‘TNGA’ platform architecture, which is described as a “integrated development program for vehicle platforms and powertrain components”.
It underpins the new Prius, and the C-HR is expected to share the same full hybrid petrol-electric powertrain. Technical specs aren’t released yet but Toyota claims the petrol engine has a thermal efficiency of 40 per cent.
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