Could the Toyota C-HR Be the Next New Toyota?

Toyota C-HRThose who attended the Paris Auto Show last year may remember the Toyota C-HR concept, which was on display. Now experts are wondering if this will be the next vehicle to join the Toyota lineup. It would offer some heavy competition for the Nissan Qashqai, which is due to launch early next year.

Styling and Appearance

The C-HR Concept appears wild at a glance, with the ability to stand out from the standard crossovers currently on the market. Toyota surveys found that potential customers prefer this unique appearance to that of today’s crossovers. When it appeared in Paris, the C-HR Concept had floating taillights, angular haunches, and wheel arches that were heavily flared. This was part of the response to CEO Akio Toyoda’s request for designers to take an adventurous route.

New Global Architecture

If the C-HR Concept is the next new Toyota vehicle, then it will probably be based off the company’s New Global Architecture. This new architecture will work on multiple types of models spanning all sizes and drive configurations. It should allow for improved efficiency of packaging. This leads to the C-HR offering a smaller footprint and more spacious interior than the Nissan Qashqai’s design.

Experts are wondering whether we will get to see the new C-HR in March 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show. Until then, you can check out the current Toyota lineup at Warrenton Toyota in Warrenton, Virginia. While there, take one of the many Toyota SUVs and crossovers on a test drive so you can enjoy the Rav4, Venza, 4Runner, Highlander, or any other Toyota model until we learn more about the C-HR.

September 30, 2015
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