Toyota has officially launched the all-new C-HR concept, which highlights the company’s bold new design language. The C-HR concept is a forerunner to the current generation of C-HR, which debuted many years ago.
While the new C-HR retains the same overall shape as its predecessor, it borrows styling cues from the all-new Crown, Prius, Aygo X, and bZ4X. It has a front end reminiscent of a sports car, with a bonnet that is higher on the sides and slides in the center.
Below, a tiny grille and air curtains flank the gaping maw. The front fascia expands from the sides, securing it the nickname “Hammerhead.”
The front wheel arches create solid creases that meet in the middle of the front doors and eventually expand back. The door handles on the latest C-HR closely tucked to the taillights rather than the C-pillars as they were on the original C-HR. The front door handles are flush with the body of the vehicle and extend when needed.
The usual concept features, such as massive wheels and side cameras in place of mirrors, will almost certainly changed in the manufacturing prototype. The tri-tone paint scheme contrasts “metal silver” and “recycled carbon” by emphasizing the rearmost pillars with “sulfur.”
The dramatic styling followed by a wing that extends from two “bubbles” on the ceiling, full-width taillights, a curvaceous tailgate, and a humongous rear diffuser. Toyota claims that the overhangs on this model are shorter, implying that the longer wheelbase will result in more interior space.
A European self-charging plug-in hybrid power train will include in the new C-HR. During a December media briefing, Toyota hinted at an all-electric power train for the crossover.
The SUV’s release date is unknown at this time, but industry speculation suggests that it will arrive in late 2023 or early 2024.