Toyota’s new C-HR concept car debuting at the 2014 Paris Auto Show on October 2 is a preview of a future subcompact crossover the automaker is working on. It will be the highlight of Toyota’s Paris stand, which will also feature the production version of the automaker’s upcoming fuel cell sedan.
The C-HR concept features Toyota’s new ‘Keen Look and Under Priority’ design language, already found on the latest Camry and Yaris models. Shown on a crossover form for the first time, the oddly named design language’s key theme is a cross-shaped front where the top and bottom parts are separated.
Toyota is yet to reveal full details on the C-HR, but the automaker does state that the latest concept is powered by a hybrid powertrain. It’s likely a through-the-road hybrid all-wheel-drive system is fitted, where an internal combustion engine normally spins one set of wheels and an electric motor spins the opposing set.
Any production version of the C-HR, if offered in the U.S., would target the likes of the Chevrolet Trax and Honda HR-V being introduced for the 2015 model year, as well as the existing Nissan Juke.