The Toyota C-HR Concept was created to explore new directions for compact crossovers in an increasingly homogenous marketplace, and made its first appearance at the 2014 Paris Motor Show as a design study. This stylish and compact hybrid crossover, has been updated with the intention of launching a mass-market version in the not-so-distant future. The new 5-door model is currently on display at the 2015 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.
Its Bold, emphatic front profile that emphasizes the lower grille as well as increasing aerodynamic performance, cooling, and pedestrian safety is visually very distinctive, thanks to its expressive diamond-inspired styling, packed full of eye-catching details. The updated concept represents a step toward commercialization. Additionally, the roof color scheme has been changed from a two-tone (blue and black) to a uniform glossy black color scheme.
Toyota aims to give the concept an engine with thermal efficiency of over 40 percent, as well as further improving fuel efficiency by making the hybrid system―including the motor and battery―smaller and more lightweight. The Toyota C-HR Concept makes use of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), an integrated development program for vehicle platforms and powertrain components. TNGA will enable Toyota to create vehicles with improved chassis rigidity, handling stability, and comfort. Production-ready model will be uveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2016.