Toyota previews C-HR concept-inspired crossover
Toyota has published a teaser shot that previews a subcompact crossover designed to take on the Nissan Juke.
The yet-unnamed crossover will be a heavily toned-down version of the C-HR concept that debuted two years ago at the Paris Auto Show. It’s expected to feature a less futuristic-looking design, and a recent spy video confirms the C-HR has predictably grown an extra set of doors in its transition from a concept to a production model.
The soft-roader will be built on the modular Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform. Technical details aren’t available yet, but we hear that the lineup will include conventional gasoline-burning models and at least one hybrid variant fitted with tech borrowed from the fourth-generation Prius that was introduced a couple of months ago. Front- and all-wheel drive will be available.
Toyota’s next crossover will be presented online in the coming days, and it will make its global debut at the Geneva Auto Show in a little over a week. The U.S.-spec model was poised to become Scion’s first-ever crossover, but Toyota has recently announced plans to ax its struggling youth-oriented sub-division before the end of the year. Consequently, the C-HR will be sold here through Toyota dealerships.