Scion has taken the wraps off its C-HR concept this week at the ongoing 2015 LA Auto Show.
If the name of the concept rings a bell, that’s because Toyota introduced the original C-HR concept more than a year ago at the Paris Motor Show and a few months back in Frankfurt they showed a five-door version looking closer to production. Now, Scion has slapped its badge on the concept and as you can see it looks pretty much the same as Toyota’s second C-HR.
These concepts are more than just for show as Toyota has confirmed a production version of the C-HR (Compact size and High Ride height) will debut in March in Geneva and now we know it will be sold as a Scion in the United States. The crossover will ride on the newly developed Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) shared with the latest Prius and could be offered with a hybrid arrangement.
Expect the radical exterior that takes inspiration from “diamond with sheered sides” to be toned down significantly for the production version which will ride on much smaller wheels than this 21-inch set. C-HR chief engineer Hiro Koba is describing the concept as a “fantastic urban driving car” while Scion’s VP Andrew Gilleland says “its styling will lead the way, but its substance will seal the deal.”