Friday 15 December 2017

It's our weekly report on... yet another rival for the Nissan Juke

Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

Toyota will show a production version of its C-HR concept - yet another rival for the Nissan Juke - at next year's Geneva Motor Show, it is being reported.

The Japanese automaker has already shown concept versions of the car at Paris and more recently Frankfurt.

Now it looks like it will begin producing the motor quite soon as it is expected to go on sale next summer - though exactly when it is likely to arrive in Ireland is not yet clear.

It is being reported that when it does arrive it will come as a 5dr only - the original concept had just three doors.

In the flesh, the concept looked the part - I thought it looked striking - and it will certainly make a visual impression with its sharply-raked roofline.

Like the new Prius, the C-HR will be built on Toyota's New Generation Architecture platform.

And it will be made as a hybrid as well - which would make it a first in that class.

The C-HR will fill a slot for Toyota below the larger RAV4 crossover/SUV.

However, it is reported that while the exterior will be of Juke dimensions, the inner space will not be far short of the larger Qashqai's.

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