TOYOTA UNVEILS NEAR-PRODUCTION C-HR CONCEPT IN FRANKFURT

A year ago Toyota introduced the C-HR concept at the Paris Motor Show, granting a first look at Toyota’s answer to the Nissan Juke. Since then, an updated version of the car has surfaced in Frankfurt, featuring a revised, toned-down appearance that presages the production version scheduled to appear next year in Geneva. It rides on the Toyota New Global Architecture platform found on the new Prius, and utilizes a full hybrid powertrain comprising a gasoline engine and a newly developed electric motor. In terms of design, the updated C-HR has rear doors and conventional side mirrors for added practicality, with oversized 21-inch wheels featuring a machined surface. Sales of the C-HR are expected to begin in late 2016.