Toyota plans to debut two new vehicles at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, a C-HR Hy-Power Concept and the next generation Land Cruiser.
Currently the C-HR is sold in two flavours. One is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder naturally aspirated unit paired with a CVT transmission, sending 144 hp and 139 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels. Then there’s the hybrid powertrain, which combines a 1.8-litre petrol with an electric motor to deliver 120hp and a fuel sipping fuel economy rating of 74.3mpg.
As there’s already a hybrid variant available, one can only assume that the “Hy” in the new concept stands for hydrogen power. A reasonable expectation as Toyota was betting on hydrogen fuel cells for a while. In fact, the Japanese automaker along with Daimler and BMW is leading a group of 13 companies who pledges to invest more than $10 billion in the next five years for hydrogen technology advancements and infrastructure-building.
Of course, this is just a guess and we’ll hear more about the C-HR Hy-Power Concept once the Frankfurt Motor Show kicks off with a press day on September 12.