After being shown in Paris, now the Scion C-HR concept was unveiled at the LA Auto Show, letting people see the polarizing concept from a much more personal perspective.
The Toyota version of the C-HR was already acclaimed at its showing in Paris, the only thing changed about this gem of a car was its name, now bearing the mark of Scion.
The concept artists behind the car discussed with various urban creative customers on how to create a better and more approachable design. The main idea that surfaced was that a boring car is well, boring, and it won’t attract buyers or even fans of Toyota in general.
With that in mind, the team started the concept from the base of a diamond with sheered sides, which they applied to the cabin of the car, giving a rough but at the same time extremely sporty look. The car is built on the TNGA, or Toyota New Global Architecture, the same architecture found in the new Prius. Due to this shared architecture, the possibility of the Scion C-HR to come with a hybrid variant is highly likely.
C-HR means that the car is Compact-sized with a High Ride, standing on 21-inch wheels. The concept sports four doors and a hatch, putting it in the highly trendy sub-compact SUV part of the market. The rims of the wheels have the same design as the car itself, with rough edges to symbolize the diamond and gem cut nature of the car.
Even though the Scion C-HR is still a concept, there is a high possibility of it being mass produced in both Europe and the US in the near future, depending on its both public and private reception. But as Toyota officials claimed, the mass produced version will not look exactly the same as the concepts, a fact that is pretty common when talking about car concepts.
But the main diamond-shaped design and high wheels will most definitely remain the same if Toyota wants this car to attract the young urban creative customers, or “yuggies” as they are commonly known. To add to its “head-turning” capabilities, the concept was painted a bright red with a piano black roof, and its fender flares were surprisingly round.
Another thing that makes this concept look even more sporty and edgy is how both the front and the rear of the car are pretty sharp and angular, differing its whole design from other sub-compact SUVs.
After the Scion C-HR concept was unveiled at the LA Auto Show, all that Toyota has to do now is wait for the response the car will get, and if positive, think of how the design will look after it will go through mass-production.