Toyota C-HR Frankfurt 4

Toyota introduced its own unique take on the compact crossover at the 2014 Paris Motor Show with the initial C-HR concept, bearing a striking design that certainly garnered a lot of attention.

A few months following the concept’s debut, Toyota quashed the notion that the concept’s design would be heavily modified as it approached its final production form to comply with safety and regulation requirements.

Toyota proved its point when an updated version of the C-HR concept was shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015, retaining much of the head-turning design but with the added practicality of two additional doors.

Of course, that still remains a concept but now, it has been confirmed that the final production version of the Toyota C-HR concept will make its world debut at next year’s Geneva Motor Show, and it could be christened as the Auris Sport then.

However, if you’re hoping that the C-HR will be offered in the initial two-door coupe format, don’t hold your breath because the model is likely to be offered as a four-door only.

Toyota C-HR Frankfurt 2

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius debuted the Japanese carmaker’s TNGA (Toyota New Generation Architecture) platform and that same architecture will be used for the C-HR as well.

On the mention of hybrids, the crossover will be offered with a hybrid powertrain, with the possibility of conventional ones as well, according to Autocar UK. Initial rumoured specifications point to a four-cylinder engine paired to a CVT gearbox.

The publication also pointed out that the C-HR’s radical design is a courtesy of Toyota’s CEO Akio Toyoda demanding that the carmaker’s designers be more adventurous. It added that potential customers were very receptive to the concept’s looks over the more traditional styling of other crossovers.

So, do you think the Toyota’s C-HR design would differ that much when the final production version is shown? More importantly, would you prefer it over the current crop of crossovers like the Honda HR-V and the Mazda CX-3? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.