TOYOTA C-HR CONCEPT
Stunning looks, exciting drive
A new C-HR Concept makes its world debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. With its diamond-shape based bold design language, an engaging full-hybrid driving experience and new platform architecture, it brings the future compact crossover one step closer to the final production model, which will be revealed at Geneva next year.
Inspired by the warm welcome that the first C-HR Concept received from you at the 2014 Paris motor show, our designers have created a second C-HR Concept. Boasting a 5-door cabin, this new design comes closer to the compact crossover which is now confirmed for production. We have collected feedback from customers, and integrated it in the improved design of the new CH-R concept that you can see today in Frankfurt.
This highly-innovative, stylish, lightweight and dynamic hybrid crossover is designed to stand out on the road.
C-HR’s compact proportions place it between the B-SUV and C-SUV segments, the concept offers the combination of outstanding agility and flexible packaging, both essential to those with urban lifestyles.
It has been designed around a new platform, developed under the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture), to satisfy the demands for state of the art handling and controllability.
A Refined Diamond Styling Theme
The new, 5-door C-HR Concept continues our exploration of an expressive new, diamond architecture styling theme. Below a compact, sensual cabin profile, the lower bodywork has been sculpted to represent the facetted surfaces of a highly-durable, precision-cut gemstone.
In plan form, the corners of the bodyshell have been cleanly shaved off. This both removes mass from the overall volume, and highlights the powerful flair of the front and rear wheel arches, reinforcing the crossover’s broad, planted stance from every viewpoint, and matching the customer’s desire for a car with a confident and sporty look.
Adding impact to the corners to further reinforce the new crossover’s solid stance and the low centre of gravity came from the new TNGA platform, the large, diamond-patterned lower grille is flanked by strongly sculpted downward projections. These powerful frontal elements are underscored by an aeroinspired, floating front spoiler.
From the side, the highly-faceted lower body, muscular wheel arches and aggressively angular rear shoulder are juxtaposed with an exceptionally sleek cabin profile. Its ‘floating’ status reinforced by a piano black paint finish, the roof is detailed with patterned openings which create a uniquely animated play of light within the C-HR Concept’s cabin space.
The ‘diamond-cut’, machined-surface spokes of a unique, 21” wheel design hint at the sophistication and efficiency of the C-HR Concept’s full-hybrid powertrain.
Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) Platform
The new C-HR Concept is a striking representation of the benefits of TNGA; an innovative, integrated vehicle development approach we introduced on new models from this year forward. Read all about it here.
A New, More Efficient Hybrid System
C-HR Concept doesn’t only stand out through its unique design. It also introduces hybrid technology to the segment. In this case, a new and more compact full-hybrid powertrain with lighter components. It reflects significant advances in battery, electric motor and petrol engine technologies, offering further reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The C-HR Concept’s next-generation full-hybrid powertrain combines state-of-the-art battery technology with new, highly-compact electric motors offering a marked increase in power density.
A Global Project Rooted in Europe
Recognizing that Europe is the most demanding market for small and mid-sized vehicles, we use this region as benchmark for defining future global A-, B- and C-segment cars.
In the case of the C-HR Concept, there was close cooperation between our vehicle planning centres in Japan and in Europe, in order to get a good understanding of the latest European customer demands and vehicle trends. The styling of the concept car is the result of a global cooperation between ED2 (European Design Development Centre) and the other Toyota design centres.
Following the overwhelming reaction to the first TOYOTA C-HR Concept shown at the 2014 Paris Motorshow, we at Toyota Motor Europe, will continue to work hand in hand with TMC (Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan) to enter the C-Crossover segment.
Do not miss the Toyota booth in Hall 8, stand D19.
Mirai and new Auris alongside motorsports display in Paris
It looks like we managed to make 2 world ‘best’s come together: on the world’s most beautiful avenue, the Champs-Élysées in Paris, Le Rendez-Vous Toyota (this cool Concept Store we have) is currently hosting the world’s first production hydrogen-powered sedan, the new Toyota Mirai.
Yes, you understood well, the car that only emits water and that we also refer to as the ‘Future’ can be seen in real life.
Launched in Japan last December, and on sale in Europe as from September, the Mirai uses hydrogen as a source to generate the power needed to drive its motor while emitting only water. Seen that it’s zero emission it is great for the environment, it has a cruising range similar to a normal petrol vehicle and it can be refilled in as little as 3 minutes.
The new Auris is also on display, the best-selling hybrid in Europe, including a cut-body exhibit to show what a hybrid engine actually looks like and how it works. On sale since June, the new Auris features a more sophisticated exterior design, improved sensory quality, a more pleasant drive and a new engine line-up.
Toyota Safety Sense
We also present Toyota Safety Sense, which is a new set of active safety technologies that help to prevent or reduce the impact of collisions in all sorts of traffic situations. All models equipped with Toyota Safety Sense will feature a Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA). Some further add Automatic High Beam (AHB) and Road Sign Assist (RSA). (To better understand these safety features visit our YouTube channel)
The beautiful Toyota FT-1 was unveiled in 2014 at the Detroit Motor Show and can been seen in France for the first time. This red concept model gives a glimpse of Toyota’s future sports car designs.
Le Rendez-Vous Toyota is also celebrating Toyota’s motorsports heritage with a dedicated display.
We will let you meet our most famous race cars: the GT-One (TS020) which competed in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1998 and 1999, the 1999 World Rally Championship (WRC) winning Corolla WRC, and the TS040 HYBRID which won the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
The motorsports display is completed by several WRC and WEC pilots’ helmets and trophies.
Alongside the car displays, you can jump into a WEC driving simulator and enjoy the race or get your picture taken with your favourite Toyota WEC driver. It’s good fun, come and see us!
Located at 79 Avenue des Champs Élysées in Paris, Le Rendez-Vous Toyota is open from 10:30 am until 10:00 pm, Sunday to Wednesday, and from 10:30 am until midnight on Thursday to Saturday.
Follow the activities of the Rendez-Vous Toyota online:
 Mirai means Future in Japanese
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