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Toyota C-HR Prologue Concept previews second-generation CUV subcompact

Before Toyota introduced the High Riding Coupe to the market — what we call it C-HR – the automaker demonstrated two concepts at European Auto Show 2014 and in 2015. The second generation C-HR will reach authorized dealer in the near future, so it’s time for another concept. The automaker’s European Design Development Center drew up the first one, and designers in France returned with a second one, called the C-HR Prologue Concept.

Design details on the first concept model have names like Diamond Shape for the metal plate and Keen Look for the front. This new concept is advertisement even bolder, with even shorter overhangs, “diamond-cut” metal plates, “hammerhead” faces and three tones. color mechanism. The side shots show how the new concept has evolved compared to the 2015 version. It’s likely that much of what we see is what we’ll get, although three tones could be one. the bridge is too far.

The big news is the addition Dip into the mixture powertrain for the European market, internally borrowed new words Prius Prime. There it will join two standards mixture models, one with 122 hp with the 1.8 liter engine, the other with 184 hp with the 2.0 liter engine. If Prius‘ output figures continue, a top-spec C-HR perhaps nicknamed the GR will rise to 220 hp. A more modest power gain of almost 200 horses is a better choice. Project manager Andrea Carlucci says the 1.8-liter version will continue to keep the C-HR’s price point accessible.

Toyota has not mentioned the battery capacity for the PHEV, only stating that the packages will be built in Europe. There are also no other details on what else to expect from the successful C-segment entry, except that it has more space inside.

We don’t have a hybrid, our market is limited to a non-hybrid 2.0 liter petrol engine with 144 hp. If the previous concept-to-market rhythm is preserved here, the second-generation C-HR will launch in about a year in Europe and we’ll find out how many new goodies there are. heading towards us.

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