Toyota CH-R production version revealed
The production version of the Toyota C-HR concept has been leaked ahead of its official reveal at the Geneva motor show. Leaked pictures, published on an American news website, confirm Toyota’s new crossover has stayed true to the design philosophy of the concept, with the five-door crossover flaunting bulging arches, angular lights and a coupé-like roofline. The new model is based on Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA), which is shared with the new Prius, and makes use of hybrid power. Toyota previously said it would be the first hybrid in this class, though it is not yet known if a conventionally powered alternative will be offered. The C-HR is expected to be powered by a four-cylinder powerplant for its internal combustion engine, paired with a CVT gearbox and an electric motor. It will sit below the RAV4 in Toyota’s range in the international markets A racing version of the C-HR has also been revealed, and will race at the Nürburgring endurance event this May. When it goes on sale, the C-HR will rival crossovers like the Fiat 500X, Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke.