With the C-HR launched in 2016, Toyota showed the world that they can think outside the box and release bold designs to set their conventionally styled vehicles apart. As demonstrated today by the Prolog concept, the second-generation model will once again adopt a striking appearance and a tri-tone finish by blending silver and black with contrasting orange accents. The overall look takes cues from recent entries like the Crown and Prius.
The Prologue Aygo X hasn’t changed too much for the later production versions of the pint-sized city car, so we expect the Prologue C-HR to remain largely the same for the road model. Toyota says the stylish crossover has a Hammerhead front fascia with slimmer headlights and smaller grille openings. It looks sharper than the current model and appears to have a tailgate handle located at the outer corner of the taillight.
In typical concept fashion, the C-HR is equipped with oversized wheels, which will likely be slightly smaller for the production version. We’re also pretty sure the pop-out door handles will make way for the traditional setup, while the side cameras will be replaced with conventional glass mirrors. To keep up with current design trends, Toyota installed an LED light bar at the rear where the extraordinarily large faux diffuser is hard to miss.
Since this is just a concept, the Japanese automaker declined to go into details about the new C-HR. However, the overhangs are now shorter and more practical on the inside, which suggests a slightly longer wheelbase. While the self-charging version will continue, Toyota is also planning a plug-in hybrid model with a battery that will be assembled in Europe.
Much like its predecessor, the revamped C-HR has been developed at ED², the automaker’s European Design Development headquarters in southern France. A release date has yet to be announced, but we’re told the second-generation model is “a vision of a car that will soon hit the streets across Europe.”