Toyota C-HR production compact SUV leaks out early

Brett Davis

This is the production version of Toyota’s all-new compact SUV, called the C-HR. Images have leaked out early just ahead of its official Geneva show debut.

Toyota C-HR

While many other Japanese and European carmakers are enjoying sales in the booming compact SUV segment, Toyota is yet to offer anything smaller than its RAV4. This is where the C-HR comes in.

It’s inspired by the concept version of the same name that was revealed last year. Toyota openly said a production version is on the way and more recently confirmed its Geneva show destiny.

As you can see by these official images, the C-HR takes on a sporty front end with the company’s new-look elongated headlights, a very slim grille, and vertical side intakes. The rest of the body takes the shape of a four-door coupe, with a swooping roofline and integrated rear spoiler.

Details on the powertrain are yet to be outlined, but it’s believed it will be offered with a range of small combustion engines as well as a hybrid system similar to what is seen in the Prius v. This example shows Toyota’s “HYBRID” badges on the front guards and rear.

Toyota will be selling the C-HR in various global markets later this year, and Australia has said it is on its wish list. It will compete against popular rivals such as the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V. More details are expected any moment now.

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