Offering what could be a first look at an anticipated entrant in the compact SUV market, the C-HR represents a bold shift in styling for the world’s number-one carmaker.
Perhaps inspired by the Nissan Juke’s huge success in Europe, the C-HR concept introduces a look focused more on style than the usual SUV practicality.
Tying together muscular curves and sharp angular surfaces, the C-HR looks as much like a jacked-up coupe than it does any sort of SUV.
Details for the new concept have yet to be released, although Toyota promises “a bold new design language with an agile, engaging driving experience and a Hybrid powertrain”.
It remains to be seen what sort of focus that powertrain will deliver - performance or efficiency - but with those powerful proportions up-top, we could see an evolution of the Yaris Hybrid-R’s 224kW and 420Nm system.
Watch for more details on Toyota's new compact SUV concept to surface in the coming weeks.