Toyota hints at baby SUV with latest concept car

  • AFP
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2014 15:19 IST

The C-HR -- a compact crossover concept -- will be making its debut at the Paris Motor Show where it will give visitors a sense of where Toyota will be heading in terms of design for future models.

The car's angular stance makes it look large and imposing but it's only as big as the Toyota Auris, the company's Ford Focus and VW Golf competitor, so if it does go into production, it should be quite easy to maneuver even in inner-city areas.

Toyota has made no mention of off-road credentials but has confirmed that the concept "combines a powerful new design language with an engaging driving experience and a hybrid powertrain."

There's also a chance that a visually toned-down production version will be coming to market. Demand for SUV styling has never been greater across all market segments and Car Magazine reported back in July that a crossover based on the Auris had been spotted being put through its paces at the Nurburgring.

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