Toyota is set to reveal the all new C-HR at the Geneva Motor Show next month but before then, CarpScoops has come out with a rendering of what they think the production form of the C-HR could look like. Probably basing it on what they could make out from the covered mule spy shots taken earlier this month and the already revealed concept model.
Originally trademarked under the Scion marque, the new C-HR will be released as a Toyota but that doesn’t mean it still won’t embody the youthful design of the concept model revealed back in 2014 and if the rendering is anything to go by then Toyota could appeal to the new generation of yuccies.
The nose with its Toyota emblem is reminiscent of the Scion iM, a slightly angled 'v' shape with the emblem jutting out. Quite a bit of the concept crossover has made its way onto the rendering including the diamond mesh grille, angled headlights, flared fenders, floating roof and the roofline may have been toned down a bit to accommodate taller passengers in the back.
Under the shell is most likely going to be the new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) modular platform since the first cars to use it will be C-segment, front-wheel drive models. This new platform will not only save Toyota 20% in production costs but it’s also designed with performance and efficiency in mind. Overall body rigidity has been increased thanks to higher strength materials, the center of gravity has been lowered and they managed to do this while reducing the platform weight. In terms of size, you could be looking at cabin dimensions similar to that of a Mazda CX3 and Chevrolet Trax.
Paired with that platform is Toyota’s new thermal efficient hybrid powertrain similar, if not the same as the one found in the new Prius with a thermal efficiency of 40 percent.
Once the C-HR is out, it will have to go up against other small crossovers in the segment like the Mazda CX3, Chevrolet Trax, Nissan Juke, etc.
How do you think it’ll fair in the segment?