Toyota’s entry into the fast-growing subcompact tall-wagon category debuted in production trim at the recent Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. The Toyota C-HR retains much of the original design of the concept that heralded it, says auto info Web site Motor Authority. ‘The bulbous wheel wells, low roofline and boomerang-like lights are all recognizeable.’ Rear door handles are obscured while blacked-out rear pillars help create a ‘floating roof’ look. Sharing its platform with the new-generation Prius, the C-HR will have a hybrid powertrain option alongside conventional gasoline engines, making it Toyota’s third hybrid tall wagon after the full-size Highlander Hybrid and compact RAV4 Hybrid. Originally planned to be sold wearing a Scion badge, it will now be a Toyota instead.


The new Toyota C-HR will be offered in both gasoline and hybrid variants. That brings to three the number of Toyota tall-wagon hybrids in the lineup. (PHOTO: TOYOTA)

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