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Production Toyota C-HR At The Geneva Show

Posted by Stephen On Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

After being on a grand tour for the past two years and then being debuted as a design study at the Paris auto show in the fall of 2014 the Toyota’s C-HR concept has remained prominent on the continent and even managed to make its grand entrance at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show showing off its impressive body to the viewers. Just a month later, this innovative and expectantly trendy C-HR model popped up at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show wearing a Scion badge and a vivid coat of red paint. It was at the Los Angeles show that it was revealed that this brilliant C-HR was a go. Unlike Scion itself, which is now dead. Now the production version has been debuted 2016 Geneva auto show, and it looks impressive.

Toyota C-HR

Personally, I dislike the styling of this car’s direct competitor, the Nissan Juke, but this Toyota C-HR blows it away. I know which one I would pick from looks alone.

It is quite evident that Toyota chose not to stray too far away from their original concept, and will probably impress the masses when they see how they added the low-profile/floating roof to the transition of this production vehicle. Certainly, the entire C-HR is only somewhat different from its original concept form, with very minor variations to the headlamps and the lower front end connecting the smaller wheels as the most noticeable changes.

According to Toyota’, their Toyota new global architecture (TNGA) which is also found under the newest Prius, it appears that the C-HR, which will have a full hybrid powertrain along with one or more gas-only alternatives.

The Toyota C-HR was scheduled to be sold in the United States as Scion, but those plans were crushed in early February 2016 when Toyota broadcasted that it would be closing its youth-oriented division. Despite the fact that the announcement wasn’t very surprising, ironically the C-HR’s crossover standing and hybrid powertrain might have certainly helped Scion in crucial market areas where it lacked any product. Now that it is coined a Toyota, the C-HR will be competing with well-known models like the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and Nissan Juke vehicles that made their mark on the subcompact crossover division while the new C-HR was still on tour around the globe in concept form.

It is anticipated that the C-HR will go on sale later this year, shortly after which I expect we will be seeing them pop up in the car auctions over here in Japan.


Toyota C-HR Racing Crossover To Debut in Nürburgring 24 Hour Test

Posted by Stephen On Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Toyota is entering their racing crossover into the Nürburgring 24-hour endurance test this May. It looks like this isn’t the only car that Toyota is entering into the contest this year, pitting it against two other vehicles from their Lexus line; the Lexus RC and the Lexus RC F.

Toyota C-HR Racing Crossover

The endurance race takes places May 26 through May 29 at the infamous Nürburgring track in Germany.

The C-HR racing crossover isn’t in production yet. It’s getting there, and it has certainly made progress since being introduced as a concept in the 2014 Paris Motor Show in France.

Lexus RC will make its second appearance this year and entry in Nürburgring. It will be entering the race under the TOM’s banner.

Akio Toyoda remembers back in 2007 when Gazoo Racing first entered the infamous race and having fond memories of the event. His take on the event long since passed is how the very characteristics of the circuit tend to change with varying weather patterns.

Nürburgring’s Course Is Not for The Fainthearted

The Nürburgring is a harsh, unforgiving circuit that serves to amp up the intensity of the race. However, the participants in the race enjoy the track for that very reason. It makes them better drivers. For Toyoda, this event is the pinnacle and at the very heart of what he calls motorsport. He’s been attending the event for over nine years straight.

Toyota as a company is not too keen about sharing vehicle specs before the vehicle is released, and this vehicle is no exception. The specs remain unknown, but not for long. The car is set to be revealed and ready for production at the Geneva Motor Show. It vehicle said to be similar in size to the Nissan Juke. The show takes place in March of this year, so it doesn’t look like we’ll be waiting too long before we can get our hands on this car.

The Auris Cross

Autocar reports that the name *might* be “Auris Cross”. At the Frankfurt Motor Show, the vehicle was called “courageous” and already made quite an impact. The endurance race entry is a move to not only show off the car but to send a message: this baby is ready for production.