Toyota C-HR crossover concept previewed ahead of Paris Motor Show

Toyota C-HR Crossover ConceptToyota 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][/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.