Toyota’s C-HR concept is a stylish, compact hybrid crossover, which has been updated with the intention of launching to the mass market in the not-so-distant future. The new five-door model is currently being displayed at the 2015 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. The new concept was built to explore new directions for the compact crossovers segment in a standardized marketplace; it made its first appearance at the 2014 Paris Motor Show as a design study.
The concept is visually distinct, featuring expressive diamond-inspired styling, packed full of eye-catching details that have been sculpted and chamfered to represent the facetted surfaces of a precision-cut gemstone. The vehicle builds on two key elements of Toyota’s design language―Keen Look and Under Priority―to create a brave, forceful front profile that highlights the lower grille as well as increasing aerodynamic performance, cooling, and pedestrian safety.
The updated concept signifies a step toward commercialization, with updates such as a five-door format (made from a practicality standpoint) and Additionally, a uniform glossy black roof colour scheme.
Toyota hopes to show a production-ready model at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2016. In the meantime, check out some detail images of the new concept!