Preview of the redesigned Toyota C-HR with plug-in hybrid concept

Toyota is working on a redesign for the C-HR subcompact crossover, and on Monday the automaker previewed the design with a thinly-veiled concept vehicle.

Shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2022, the all-electric compact SUV concept bZ also looks like it could be a future C-HR. But unlike the bZ concept, the C-HR prologue shown on Monday is a hybrid.

According to Toyota, the C-HR Prologue sees a vehicle with the option of a regular hybrid powertrain or a plug-in hybrid setup. The automaker even went so far as to confirm that its redesigned C-HR will also offer both powertrain options, with the plug-in hybrid using European-sourced batteries at least for this market and possibly elsewhere.

Toyota C-HR Prologue Concept

Toyota C-HR Prologue Concept

The CH-R Prologue was designed by Toyota’s European design studio based in the south of France, the same studio responsible for the current CH-R. Standout elements include a three-tone paint job and the nose section with wings on each side that clip from the headlights. Toyota calls this the hammerhead face.

The automaker didn’t provide specs, but it said the cabin has more space than the current C-HR, which has about 86 cubic feet.

Toyota said the redesigned C-HR is coming to European roads soon. The automaker hasn’t said if it will reach the US

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