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Published Date: 15/10/2014

Toyota has officially revealed its C-HR Concept car at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

Toyota CH-R Concept

The C-HR marks the first forage into the crossover market for the Japanese marque featuring a sculpted and angular physique unlike anything in the current Toyota range.

Narrow LED headlights at the front end are moulded into the grille and help expand the width of the C-HR with vertical LED daytime running lights accentuating the car’s higher ride height.

Toyota claims that the C-HR Concept has been developed around a brand new vehicle platform design, which will deliver superb handling and control.

A state of the art full hybrid engine will, according to Toyota, enable a unique driving experience that is tailor made for the demands of urban driving conditions.

Exterior styling on the C-HR concept car are in stark contrast to that of the RAV4, Toyota’s popular SUV model.

Now into its fourth generation, the RAV4 continues to offer drivers an affordable, versatile and efficient compact SUV with a smooth ride and plenty of boot space.

Power options include a 2.0-litre petrol engine and 2.2-litre turbodiesel, both of which come linked to a four-wheel drive drivetrain.

A 2.0-litre turbodiesel and 2.2-litre naturally aspirated diesel is also available, while all engines can be specified with either six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.

The 2.0-litre petrol engine manages to produce 149bhp, with power transmitted to all four wheels thanks to Toyota’s Multidrive CVT automatic transmission.

This power output will get you from 0-62mph in 9.9 seconds and keep going all the way to a 115mph top speed. In terms of fuel economy, this particular powertrain will get you an average of 39.2mpg.

Two-wheel-drive versions of the RAV4 are available, powered by a 122bhp 2.0-litre engine which averages 57mpg and emits just 127g/km of CO2.

Only available with a six-speed manual gearbox, the 2.0-litre two-wheel drive RAV4 can to 62mph from a standstill in 10.5 seconds, with a top speed of 111mph.

The last engine in the line-up is the 2.2-litre D-4D diesel generating 148bhp and is offered with both manual and automatic transmissions. The manual version manages 0-62mph in 9.6 seconds with a top speed of 118mph.

Pricing for the Toyota RAV4 crossover currently starts at £22,495.

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