Toyota first showed off the C-HR crossover at the 2014 Paris Auto Show. The next year, the automaker brought the utility vehicle to the Frankfurt Auto Show. Most recently, the C-HR concept wore the Scion badge at the Los Angeles Auto Show. With the Scion brand officially leaving the automotive market come this summer, the C-HR will officially debut in production form next month.
The 2016 Geneva Auto Show brings surprises every year and this year is no different. The Toyota C-HR crossover will debut with a hybrid powertrain and ride on the same New Global Architecture as the latest Prius.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Toyota is putting another contender into the hottest segment around. The crossover market is doing considerably well, partial thanks owed to low gas prices.
“The crossover market has been booming and will continue to grow in Europe and elsewhere,” said Johan van Zyl, Toyota Motors Europe CEO. “We are entering the C-segment crossover market… with a hybrid powertrain from the start.”
The Toyota C-HR crossover will be built in Turkey alongside the Corolla and Verso.
We here at Vann York Toyota can’t wait to see the new C-HR crossover on our lot!