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Toyota C-HR – 2016 Geneva Motor Show LIVE

The C-HR will lock horns with the likes of Nissan Juke, Honda HR-V, Peugeot 2008, Volkswagen T-Cross, etc.

Wraps came off the snazzy Toyota C-HR production-ready compact crossover at 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The edgy SUV was previewed by a concept which went by the same name at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year.

Toyota’s Nissan Juke fighter is is equally radical when it comes to styling. The car clearly targets young and active urban customers.

While the production model derives the primary design cues from the concept, it emerges as a heavily watered down version. The concept’s tightly arching roof has been replaced by a completely new element which favors rear seat passenger’s leg room. The aggressive sheet metal surfaces too have been mostly ironed out. The rear door handles are cleverly camouflaged into the C-pillar to have a coupe appeal.

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The rear fascia retains the steeply raked windshield, arrow shaped LED combination lights and a sporty bumper with pseudo air intakes. The interior design is still a mystery as Toyota did not reveal any interior images, nor did they allow us to get a closer look at the C-HR which was on display at their Geneva Motor Show pavilion.

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Based on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) modular platform which also underpins the new Prius, the C-HR is offered with a choice of two petrol and petrol-hybrid powertrains. Petrol engine options are in the form of 1.2 liter turbo engine generating 115 hp mated to either manual or automatic box. Second option is a 2.0 liter which is only offered with CVT. The car will be produced at Toyota’s plant in Turkey, while the hybrid engine will be produced at their plant in the UK.

Stay tuned to Rushlane as we cover the 2016 Geneva Motor Show LIVE


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Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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