The 2014 Paris Motor Show played host to numerous concept car debuts from manufacturers across the world. Toyota chose the event to unveil a vision for a hybrid-powered compact crossover. And interestingly the company said the concept is an early preview of a vehicle which they would like to put into production.
The Toyota C-HR concept has a coupe-like body shape, but a raised ride height like an SUV. The two-door cabin and sloping roofline make it clear that although it might be able to do a bit of mild off-roading, it wasn’t exactly designed for practicality of hauling much in the way of cargo or people.
The front end design of the C-HR marks a development of Toyota’s current design language and the introduction of themes which signal a future direction for Toyota vehicles. At the rear, the concept features distinctive, aero-inspired floating rear lamp clusters. A floating roof with a lattice-work of ceiling windows completes the design highlights.