Toyota C-HR spied during testing

Toyota C-HR spied during testing

Toyota has been missing a player in the hotly contested compact crossover segment, but the latest spy footage shows they are working to fill that gap.

A camouflaged test mule was recently spotted in wet weather and is believed to be a prototype for the production C-HR Concept that was shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this week. Much of the car is hidden under black covers, but the curvature of the hood’s leading edge and the design of its alloy wheels appear to match those of the concept’s.

Though the C-HR was well received for its sporty and futuristic shape, it will likely be toned down when it sees production. Also, not surprisingly, it grows a pair of rear doors.

The C-HR is also notable for being one of the first cars developed on the TNGA, or Toyota New Global Architecture. The shared modular platform will eventually underpin nearly all of the cars in Toyota’s lineup. The C-HR is expected to be offered in both hybrid and traditional internal combustion setups.

A production version will be introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016. Watch video of the mule below.

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