Toyota has been noticed testing a prototype for a redesigned C-HR.
The brand new subcompact crossover was previewed by the C-HR Prologue idea unveiled final December at a media briefing in Europe, and is anticipated to make its debut later this 12 months.
The prototype in our spy photographs, although camouflaged, seems to be like an in depth match to the C-HR Prologue idea. Probably the most putting characteristic is the car’s nostril. It options wings at all sides clamped by the headlights, a design Toyota calls the hammerhead face.
Toyota has beforehand confirmed the brand new C-HR will supply hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains, similar to the Prius.
Toyota C-HR Prologue idea
It is not clear what platform underpins the car however a risk is Toyota’s new E3 design introduced in 2021. The E3 platform combines parts of Toyota’s TNGA platform for gas-powered automobiles and the e-TNGA platform for devoted EVs, enabling it to help each fuel and electrical powertrains.
Thus adopting the E3 platform would imply the brand new C-HR may probably additionally supply an electrical powertrain.
Though the present C-HR is out there within the U.S., the redesigned mannequin might skip this market as Toyota replaces the nameplate with a manufacturing model of the absolutely electrical bZ Compact SUV idea proven on the 2022 Los Angeles auto present. Nevertheless, Toyota hasn’t confirmed such a transfer.