Toyota, recently dethroned as the world’s largest car maker by sales is not resting on her oars as reports from Autoblog indicate that the venerable car maker is planning on making a new crossover car. 

Toyota C-HR Concept. Images courtesy of Autoblog.

According to them,”the model is tipped to follow closely along the stylistic lines of the C-HR concept shown at the Paris Motor Show last year, adopting an unconventional design in order to make it stand out in a crowded segment.

The new compact crossover would slot in just above the RAV4 but considerably below the Highlander. It’s set to be based on the company’s New Global Architecture, a modular platform that’s slated to underpin half of all new Toyotas made around the world by 2020. We’re told to expect to see the new platform first on the next Prius, and offer more interior space on a smaller footprint.

Whether it makes it here or not, the production of the C-HR concept could foreshadow a move towards more adventurous styling for Toyota. The company has typically taken a rather conservative design approach, but CEO Akio Toyoda has been pushing his designers to think more creatively. That’s beginning to bear fruit over at Lexus, and if the C-HR is anything to go by, could soon take hold at the Toyota division as well”.

This radical new design for me seems like a well fed brother to the Nissan Juke. 

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