You’re finally looking at the Toyota C-HR in production form, after years of teasing. These leaked photos found their way online before the funky new crossover’s official debut at the upcoming 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Looks very close to the concepts, doesn’t it?
Oh yes, as promised, the production version stays true to the bizarre concepts. Though obviously toned down, the concept’s bold face, big wheelarches, sloping roofline, small rear doors with hidden door handles and boomerang-shaped tail lights remain largely intact.
Not much else has been confirmed for now, but it can be assumed that the new model sits on Toyota’s new TNGA modular platform. There’s also a hybrid badge at the back, but it’s yet unclear if it’ll carry the Prius’ latest-gen powertrain or something older.
In any case, Toyota is certainly on to something with this striking design. The C-HR is expected to take on the Nissan Juke, Mazda CX-3, and to a certain extent, the Honda HR-V in Europe. We’ll know more soon, so stay tuned to paultan.org for more.
Updated Toyota C-HR Concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
Toyota C-HR Concept at the 2014 Paris Motor Show