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Updated : Official images of the Toyota C-HR leaked

Official images of the Toyota C-HR concept have leaked onto the internet overnight ahead of the compact SUV’s reveal at the Paris Motor Show.

NOTHING STAYS secret for very long these days, and it was only a matter of time before Toyota’s C-HR concept leaked onto the internet. Overnight, pictures surfaced on automotive website Carscoops which had no other information besides the pictures.

Toyota plans to show the C-HR concept at next month’s Paris Motor Show, saying in a very short statement last week when it released a shadowy silhouette teaser image that the compact SUV concept is “a bold new design language with an agile, engaging driving experience and a Hybrid powertrain.

We’ll know more, obviously, when Toyota takes the hanky off it, albeit belatedly now, at Paris in October. It’s likely, if the C-HR were to make it into production that it would sit beneath the RAV4.

[Update]: This morning Toyota released the very same leaked images ‘officially’ to try and steal the thunder of those who’d leaked the pictures in the first place. A short statement read:

“The striking blue C-HR concept introduces an expressive new “diamond architecture” styling theme to the segment and features a hybrid powertrain. Below its compact, sensual cabin profile, the lower bodywork has been sculpted to represent the faceted surfaces of a highly-durable, precision-cut gemstone.

“The front view debuts new styling themes that hint at a future design direction for Toyota vehicles – a further development of the company’s “under priority” and “keen look” design identity. From the side, the highly-faceted lower body, aggressively angular rear shoulders and muscular wheel arches are contrasted with an exceptionally sleek cabin profile. Highly-distinctive, aero-inspired, floating rear light clusters further enhance the broad shoulders of the concept car’s lower bodywork,” a statement read.

Toyota C-HR revealed


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Isaac Bober

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