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Toyota C-HR Concept nearly ready to fight in small CUV segment (pictures)

Toyota showed off its updated C-HR concept at the Frankfurt auto show, a stylish small SUV expected to spawn a production model.

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FRANKFURT -- The aggressively styled C-HR may be just what Toyota needs to resonate with today's younger, style-conscious small crossover utility vehicle (CUV) buyers.

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Those huge C-pillars point to a priority of style over visibility.

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The C-HR Concept's wheels are oversized, as is typical of concept cars.

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Despite being small, the C-HR's mug possesses a level of aggression far beyond its size.

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Toyota apparently deemed a C-HR with two doors to be too impractical to sell, so this updated version has four doors.

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The C-HR Concept has incredible depth to its characterful body panels.

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Expect the production C-HR to have a slightly more upright rear window, if only to eke out a bit more cargo space and rear-seat headroom.

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With the small CUV segment growing by leaps and bounds, Toyota needs something like the C-HR in its showrooms as soon as possible.

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