Toyota was keen to unveil their Toyota C-HR crossover at the Geneva International Autoshow but this is it.
What you’re looking at is one of the graduating class members of Scion 2015. According to Carscoops, these are the first few leaked photos of the production ready Toyota C-HR. Surprisingly, very little has changed from the concept unveiled two years ago and what you’re seeing today. Check out our exclusive photos below.
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Keen eyes will notice the hybrid badge on the side profile of the C-HR. Toyota has admitted that they indeed will be offering a hybrid powertrain right out of the gate with that hybrid slated for the European market. We’re assuming the U.S. market will get a gas engine and an optional hybrid.
Underpinning this C-HR is Toyota’s New Global Architecture which underpins the all-new 2015 Toyota Prius. To call this a Prius Crossover wouldn’t be much of a stretch.
The redeeming quality that will draw in buyers will definitely be the bold styling. The front sports a chiseled look with hints of Prius if you squint hard enough. The side profile is beefy and athletic thanks to broad wheel wells and definitive edges sloping up at wide angles. The rear takes advantage of the one of the most trendy patterns out there, the boomerang taillight. A raked rear hatch, faux diffuser with integrated third brake light and side reflectors all add to the athleticism of this sporty crossover.
Competitors for the C-HR include the Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V and Jeep Renegade, all worthy competitors. As far as we can tell, this C-HR takes the cake when it comes to bold styling which should pay dividends in the showroom.
We’ll be all ears on more details Toyota throws our way during the 2016 Geneva International Auto Show which kicks off next week and runs from March 3-13.