The new Toyota C-HR Concept compact crossover makes its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The design is stylish and dynamic and stands out from the crowd.
Its compact proportions position it between the mini and compact SUV segments and support a highly appealing combination of agility and flexible packaging, qualities that are particularly valued by urban customers.
The new C-HR Concept is Toyota obsession to build models with themes based on a diamond-shaped architecture. The distinctive sculpting of the lower bodywork is influenced by the precision-cut faceting techniques used for precious gemstones. The result is a car with a confident and sporty visual appeal. The large lower grille emphasises the low centre of gravity achieved by the TNGA platform. The powerful frontal design is underscored by an aero-inspired ‘floating’ spoiler.
At the rear, the glasshouse tapers dramatically down, with further faceted
treatment of the lower body. The effect is highlighted by a prominent diffuser,
integrated fog lights and aero-inspired light clusters with diamond pattern
lens detailing. The spokes of the 21-inch wheels have a dedicated,
‘diamond-cut” machined finished.
The C-HR Concept gives integrated approach to developing new powertrain components and platforms for new models from this year onwards. The model comes with increased body rigidity, better collision performance, improvements to the underbody and suspension and a lower centre of gravity. The last two combine to reduce body movement and roll when cornering. This means suspension stiffness can be reduced, improving ride comfort without diminishing dynamic performance.
The new model uses a new, more compact full hybrid powertrain that benefits from lighter components and significant advances in battery, electric motor and petrol engine technologies that provide further reductions in in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.