Toyota has got some big future plans regarding its SUV/crossover line-up and this awesome looking concept previews them.
The C-HR isn’t a stranger to us anymore, as the Japanese car maker showcased the study at various auto salons. Still, the updated variant of the concept – which the manufacturer brought to Frankfurt – looks formidably interesting, especially as it sports more…digestible styling cues.
Make no mistake, it’s still a show-car, but some of its details could make it into production guise (the headlights, for instance). Moreover, its coupe-like body manages to hide two additional doors and carries the basic layout of the future compact crossover, which Toyota confirmed with the presentation of this…study.
Boasting a refined, diamond motif, the automobile announces a stylish, lightweight and dynamic crossover, designed to stand out in a congested, over-saturated market place. As Toyota puts it, “the C-HR is the next rendition of Akio Toyoda’s promise, on taking over the presidency of Toyota, to build always better cars that bring the fun back to driving”.
In fact, the whole concept has been designed around the Toyota New Global Architecture platform (TNGA) in order to satisfy customers’ demands for state-of-the-art handling and control.
So, the stunning design isn’t the C-HR’s only strong point – although it sure looks like it – as it comes with a new, more efficient hybrid system, more compact and with lighter components.