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Toyota confirms small SUV based on 2015 C-HR concept

Toyota has revealed its 2015 C-HR concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show and confirmed it will build a small SUV based on the concept and reveal it at the Geneva Motor Show next year.

TOYOTA HAS TODAY confirmed it will build an all-new small SUV heavily based on the 2015 C-HR concept it has revealed overnight at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It has said it will reveal the production version small SUV at the Geneva Motor Show next year.

“Toyota has used the world reveal of a second C-HR Concept vehicle to confirm production plans for an all-new stylish, lightweight and dynamic SUV to compete in the segment below its popular RAV4,” Toyota said in a statement.

This new concept, according to Toyota, has been built around a new platform, “developed under the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) program”. The second C-HR Concept is the result of co-operation between Toyota’s ED2 (European Design Development Centre) and the company’s other design centres.

Toyota C-HR concept

“It continues Toyota’s exploration of an expressive new, diamond architecture styling theme that was first seen with last year’s Paris concept car. The lower bodywork has been sculpted to represent the faceted surfaces of a highly-durable, precision-cut gemstone,” Toyota said.

According to Toyota the C-HR concept shown at Frankfurt “is more closely representative of the production car that will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show early next year”.

Toyota Australia’s executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb said the second C-HR Concept heralds an exciting possible addition to the company’s local line-up.

“The stunning looks, compact packaging and outstanding agility inherent in the C-HR Concept mean the production car is definitely on our wish-list for Australia,” Mr Cramb said.

“Given the right specification, pricing and availability for our market, we would expect the C-HR production model to accelerate the already-hot demand for vehicles in the small SUV segment,” he said.

“Toyota is obviously keen to compete in what is the fastest-growing category across the entire Australian market, with sales up more than 30% so far this year.”

Toyota C-HR concept

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Isaac Bober

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