Scion C-HR Concept Edmonton AB
The last thing Scion was able to do before the Toyota Motor Co. decided to drop the axe was unveil what was to be its next production model, and perhaps most innovative vehicle yet. Now, it will get rebadged once again and become a Toyota production model for the 2017 model year. But for now, we’ll take a look at what we know about the Scion C-HR Concept in Edmonton AB, which was a vehicle we were truly excited about.
What is the Scion C-HR Concept?
Originally a Toyota concept that didn’t pick up much traction, Toyota passed the concept off to Scion where the breathed new life into the vehicle and introduced something fans were truly excited about. Not only is it one of the most aesthetically-innovative vehicles – without becoming too farfetched – we’ve ever seen, not just from Toyota but across the industry as a whole, but it promised to be mechanically innovative as well.
While it didn’t appear to be much bigger than a sedan, it was actually a crossover with a high ride height. In fact, C-HR stands for Compact High Ride height. With huge 21” wheels and other great exterior design cues, it was truly a stunning work of art. “Even though the C-HR has a high ride height, our focus was on creating a fantastic urban driving car. My favorite place to be on a weekend is at a race track and I wanted to build a car that I would have just as much fun driving in the city during the week with refined driving comfort and responsive, precise steering,” stated the C-HR’s Chief Engineer, Hiro Koba.
We cannot wait to see the next chapter in the C-HR concept’s life, and hope that Toyota follows through with its promise to rebadge and release the vehicle as a Toyota model with the discontinuing of the Scion brand. As more information comes to light about the situation, we’ll be sure to inform you here on our website – more specifically at the Wheaton Toyota on the Trail blog, so be sure to keep checking for more news.