A leak has prematurely revealed the 2017 Toyota C-HR ahead of its official debut at next week’s Geneva Auto Show.
Published by Carscoops, the leaked images confirm the C-HR is a toned-down version of the C-HR concept that debuted two years ago at the Paris Auto Show. It feature a less futuristic design, and it has predictably grown an extra set of doors in its transition from a concept to a production model. However, the rear door handles are integrated into the C-pillars, a styling cue that gives the crossover a coupe-like look.
The soft-roader is built on the modular Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform. Technical details aren’t available yet, but we hear that the lineup will include conventional gasoline-burning models and at least one hybrid variant fitted with tech borrowed from the fourth-generation Prius that was introduced a couple of months ago. Front- and all-wheel drive will be available.
Toyota’s next crossover will be presented online in the next few days, and it will make its global debut at the Geneva Auto Show on Tuesday. The U.S.-spec model was poised to become Scion’s first-ever crossover, but Toyota has recently announced plans to ax its struggling youth-oriented sub-division before the end of the year. Consequently, the C-HR will be sold here through Toyota dealerships.