Toyota unveiled its newest model, the C-HR, at the Los Angeles auto show. The name stands for "coupe-high rider", and the car works as a compact SUV.

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The car uses a similar front-end treatment as its SUVs, with a long band joining the headlights.

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The car shows off enhanced styling, with large front fenders.

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The C-HR is front-wheel-drive only, making it more suited to regions without snow.

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The headlight casings wrap around the sides of the fenders.

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The two-liter engine seems designed for fuel economy, as it only makes 144 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque.

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The sides of the C-HR are heavily sculpted, remaining true to the concept shown at earlier auto shows.

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Rear door handles are hidden in the rear pillar.

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A prominent contour line stretches from front to rear fender.

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Toyota says the car's front differential "helps to distribute torque between the left and right wheels during low-speed operation to make for easier, composed driving."

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A wishbone suspension at the rear wheels should create agile handling.

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Taillights on the C-HR occupy a large area across the rear.

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Toyota includes its active safety package as standard in the C-HR.

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As a hatchback, the C-HR allows for more cargo space than a sedan.

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