Wild New Toyota C-HR Concept to Debut – 2014 Paris Motor Show

By Steve & Tamami Laser

Toyota is ready to show its wild side with this new C-HR Concept slated for the Paris motor show. It’s described as “A vision for a hybrid-powered compact crossover that displays an emphatic new design language.”

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Would Toyota actually build a vehicle like this? Maybe. It could preview a new compact crossover that will target the hot Nissan Juke and others in this exploding segment. Picture it stretched a little with four doors, or possibly clamshell doors and it begins to make sense.

Toyota Europe says the C-HR Concept Introduces an expressive new design approach with a diamond styling theme. Beneath the flowing cabin profile, the lower bodywork has been sculpted to create faceted surfaces, like the precision cutting of a gemstone.

The frontal treatment marks a development of Toyota’s current design cues and the introduction of themes which signal a future direction for Toyota vehicles.

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In profile, the facetted treatment of the lower body, the muscular wheel arches and angular rear shoulders are juxtaposed with an exceptionally sleek cabin profile. At the rear, distinctive, aero-inspired floating rear lamp clusters add further emphasis to the vehicle’s broad-shouldered look.

The unveiling of the C-HR Concept and a press conference will take place on the Toyota stand in Hall 4 of the Paris motor show, at 8:00 am local time on October 2.

We hope that it gets strapped firmly into the cargo hold of a jumbo jet afterwards and makes a beeline for America so we can get up close and personal at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

News source and photos from Toyota

Story ©2014 CarNichiWa

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