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.”
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.
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
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