Toyota C-HR crossover concept previewed ahead of Paris Motor Show
Toyota C-HR crossover concept is designed to epitomise “innovative vision for a compact crossover model” built on new design language. C-HR will incorporate new a hybrid powertrain which focuses on captivating driving experience. Toyota C-HR will make first appearance close to the side of upcoming new fuel cell sedan with finalised exterior design. Latter will be launched in European market in 2015.
Said fuel cell sedan was recently introduced at 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) as Toyota FCV concept. It is said to go on sale in Japan for about $69,000 (Rs. 42 lakhs approx.) and US, Europe launch is expected in 2015 summer. Technical specifications and sales target would be announced at Paris Motor Show.
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN3aqDpl_Vw[/youtube]Toyota has been continually developing a series of prototypes in North America since 2002. Over the years, cost of building fuel cell powertrain and fuel tanks have come down drastically; Toyota estimates 95 percent cost reduction for present day prototype compared to original version made in 2002.
Prototype of FCV concept is said to have been consistently delivering driving range of about 483 km (300 miles) and 0-100 kmph (60 mph) acceleration time of around 10 seconds. Toyota FCV concept gives absolutely no harmful emission, other than water vapour. Refuelling of hydrogen tanks is said to take between three and five minutes.
TOYOTA TO DISPLAY NEW CROSSOVER CONCEPT AT PARIS MOTOR SHOW
Toyota will present a new C-HR concept vehicle at the Paris motor show (2 – 19 October), revealing the company’s innovative vision for a compact crossover model.
The C-HR concept combines a powerful new design language with an engaging driving experience and a hybrid powertrain. It will take centre stage on the Toyota stand in hall 4 at the show.
Paris will also host the first European appearance of the finalised exterior design of Toyota’s Fuel Cell Sedan, which is due to be launched in Europe next year.
Toyota will host a press conference on its stand in Hall 4 at 8am on 2 October.