First pictures of Toyota's new Nissan Juke rival hit the web, ahead of its global debut in Geneva next week
Sam Sheehan
26 February 2016

The production version of the Toyota C-HR concept has been leaked ahead of its official reveal at the Geneva motor show next week.

We've driven the Toyota C-HR - read our review here

Leaked pictures, published on an American news website, confirm the Nissan Juke rival has stayed true to the design philosophy of the concept, with the five-door crossover flaunting bulging arches, angular lights and a coupé-like roofline.

The new model is based on Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA), which is shared with the Prius, and makes use of hybrid power.

Toyota previously said it would be the first hybrid in this class, though it is not yet known if a conventionally powered alternative will be offered. The C-HR is expected to be powered by a four-cylinder powerplant for its internal combustion engine, paired with a CVT gearbox and an electric motor. It will sit below the RAV4 in Toyota's range.

A racing version of the C-HR has also been revealed, and will race at the Nürburgring endurance event this May.

When it goes on sale, the C-HR will rival crossovers like the Fiat 500X, Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke.

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bol

26 February 2016

Can't we give up this charade now, it makes you sound gullible.

26 February 2016

Damn that's ugly.

26 February 2016

Were are the rear door handles?

26 February 2016

If the panel gaps on the doors are as paper thin and precise as this photo shows, then Mercedes engineers should rush to the Honda stand at the Geneva show and try to learn a thing or two. But this virtuoso engineering (if it is indeed that) is wasted on this overstyled ugly beast.

27 February 2016
abkq wrote:

If the panel gaps on the doors are as paper thin and precise as this photo shows, then Mercedes engineers should rush to the Honda stand at the Geneva show and try to learn a thing or two. But this virtuoso engineering (if it is indeed that) is wasted on this overstyled ugly beast.

There again they'd probably learn more at the Toyota stand!

27 February 2016
sierra wrote:

There again they'd probably learn more at the Toyota stand!

Sorry, got my Hondas and Toyotas mixed up (which is all too easy these days!)

27 February 2016

That rear door handle looks a bit nightmarish but I'm intrigued to see more. The styling is a mixed bag compared to the previous (very nice) concepts but I'll reserve final judgement until Geneva next week.


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27 February 2016

Has this car been styled by Toyota's Chinese design studio?

27 February 2016
Cheltenhamshire wrote:

Has this car been styled by Toyota's Chinese design studio?

It's a very confident design but not at all Japanese so my guess would be it was designed somewhere in Europe. Possibly at Toyota ED² in Nice (the people behind the Auris).

I'd say it's a pretty good attempt. The top half is brilliant and while I'm not personally keen on the bulky wheelarches and other crossover trappings I'm sure they'll appeal to anyone after the urban hipster look

I wonder if Toyota can be persuaded to bring out version with lower panels that are sleeker and reduced height? With all the chunky hatchback conversions around it's about time something went the other way.

27 February 2016

There are elements of Honda at the back, but that's forgivable in an age of increasing homogeneity and it's not a straight rip off. SsangYong's lawyers may want to get the drawings out and think about whether they could make a decent claim for copyright infringement, though.

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