Toyota C-HR ConceptPOSTED BY Yamin Vong ON 24 September 2014
TOYOTA has just released an image of its C-HR Concept crossover vehicle ahead of its unveiling at the Paris Motor Show next week.
The radical look of the car as well as the anticipated hybrid power train sends a strong signal of Toyota’s intention to enter the booming ultra-compact SUV market – competing head to head with Nissan’s Juke.
Toyota says the radical look of the concept will add “an expressive new, diamond architecture styling theme to the segment.
“Below a compact, sensual cabin profile, the lower bodywork has been sculpted to represent the facetted surfaces of a highly-durable, precision-cut gemstone,” its press release issued on Tuesday said.
The front of the C-HR concept may also point at the future design direction for Toyota vehicles.
The striking looks stem from its highly-facetted lower body, muscular wheel arches and aggressively angular rear shoulders connected to a sleek cabin profile.
Highly-distinctive, aero-inspired, floating rear lamp clusters further enhance the broad shoulders of the TOYOTA C-HR Concept’s lower bodywork.
Certainly, the C-HR concept is aimed at attracting younger buyers who are considered a key target audience.