Our spy photographers have caught on camera a prototype of the Toyota C-HR set to go on sale in the second half of 2016.
After last year’s concept and a follow-up at IAA earlier this month, Toyota is now putting the finishing touches on their brand new compact crossover which will share the same TNGA platform with the Prius. The original concept had a very striking design and took the shape of a three-door, but the revised version on display at IAA is closer to the production car as it has rear doors and conventional mirrors while the styling is less futuristic.
Hiding underneath that extensive camouflage is the production body which will be toned down, but the depth of the changes is not known at this point. The interior also remains a mystery taking into consideration Toyota didn’t release any images with the cabin of the two concepts, but expect a better fit and finish as promised for all future TNGA-based products.
The standard versions of the car will get conventional engines, but we won’t be too surprised if Toyota is cooking up a hybrid version especially since the concept uses hardware sourced from the Prius. However, chances are this more eco-friendly version will not be launched from day one so it will likely come out in 2017.