Scion eyes new concept for 2017 model-year release
New Scion C-HR Concept vehicle
Toyota has thrown us a bit of a curveball. Back in September, we profiled the Toyota C-HR concept vehicle at the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany. The wrinkle came with the debut of the Scion C-HR at the currently underway Los Angeles Auto Show. Looking back, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that the uniquely-shaped C-HR would wear a Scion badge in the United States. The positive part of being fooled about the new Scion vehicle is that we now have learned a few important details about the compact, quasi SUV. First, C-HR stands for “Compact size and Ride Height.” Also, it was announced that the new C-HR will start production at some point next year, likely making it available at Toyota of Naperville for the 2017 model-year.
“Scion is known for doing things differently, and maybe even being a little weird,” Scion Vice President Andrew Gilleland said in a Toyota Press Release. “This C-HR Concept embraces that idea and wears it like a badge of honor. We couldn’t be more excited to add the production version to our line-up.”
Among a lineup that features some of the most uniquely-designed vehicles in the automotive industry, the all-new Scion C-HR is going to be a shining beacon. Toyota/Scion describes the shape of the new subcompact crossover SUV as having been inspired by ‘… a diamond with sheered sides, the C-HR cabin is like a precision-cut gemstone.’
That same precision-look description could easily be applied to the rest of the exterior of the all-new Scion C-HR. The highly pronounced and sculpted wheel wells are visible from almost any angle. Below the beltline, the exterior elements of the Scion subcompact have a distinctly aggressive and athletic appearance. The entire platform sits on specially designed 21-inch wheels.
Like its Toyota Prius cousin, the new Scion C-HR uses Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA). This basically means that the C-HR uses parts and components that are also used on other Toyota/Scion vehicles. The idea behind the TNGA design philosophy is that increasing the commonality of parts will significantly and quickly drive down the cost of construction, repair and maintenance.
If you would like to see what Toyota of Naperville currently has in stock for Scion vehicles, or would like to learn more about the new C-HR, contact a sales professional today.