Toyota has a brand new compact crossover in the works and we can check it out here in a new series of spy shots and the first video footage.
One of the first models to ride on the newly developed TNGA platform, Toyota’s yet unnamed crossover will be introduced in production guise at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. They have been playing the teasing game for quite some time as a C-HR three-door concept with a striking design was displayed about a year ago at the Paris Motor Show while now an evolution of the concept with rear doors and a more down to earth design is exhibited at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
What we have here is the third guise of the model, a fully camouflaged prototype performing a series of tests on public roads to make sure the production car will live up to Toyota’s expectations for the highly competitive compact crossover segment. It shares many bits and pieces with the new Prius, so this can only mean a hybrid setup is planned along with conventionally-powered versions.
It will be interesting to see the crossover’s design as although the second concept is more down to earth, it still stands out with its futuristic shape and we are curious to find out how the concept’s exterior will be translated to the production car. As for the interior, Toyota did not show the cabin of the two concepts, but they did promise all future models using the TNGA platform will benefit from a more upscale interior with improved materials and chances are some of the parts will be sourced from the Prius.
Following its Geneva reveal in March, the production-ready Toyota C-HR will likely go on sale in the second half of 2016.