Toyota C-HR Concept to Debut at 2014 Paris Motor Show

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Toyota’s latest concept car, the C-HR, is a hybrid crossover that sort of resembles a kit-lifted Honda Crosstour rollin’ on 20s and strutting around the neighborhood in shoulder-shrug posture like Spike the bulldog from Looney Tunes. The concept car, announced this week and set to debut next month at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, has a decidedly sports-coupe-like body style. Its aggressive, muscular stance is punctuated by squinting, jewel-like headlights and a gaping grille, along with a swept-back profile.

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No details were available for the hybrid powertrain, but the automaker says the crossover introduces new styling themes that hint at the future design direction of its vehicles.

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While Toyota may be trying out new looks for the future, we wouldn’t hold our breath waiting for anything close to the C-HR to showing up at dealerships. That rad red FT-1 race car concept we saw at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit way back in January has yet to appear anywhere else but in a video game and as a reimagined concept. Meanwhile, Managing Editor David Thomas is still waiting on his Toyota A-BAT pickup — introduced nearly seven years ago.

The C-HR concept will be unveiled Oct. 2, in advance of the public showing at the Paris Motor Show, which runs Oct. 4-19.

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