LA Auto Show: Scion C-HR concept looks decidedly familiar

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The youthful Japanese brand owned by Toyota – the world’s largest automaker – is undergoing a complete makeover and it appears it will also get ready to unveil its first crossover soon. Scion has taken the wraps off the C-HR concept during the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show and if the name and styling look familiar it’s because they are – Toyota delivered its original C-HR concept more than a year ago during the Paris Motor Show and just a few months earlier it also premiered the five-door variant that looked ready to hit the streets. Scion now has simply fitted its badge on the concept that looks very close to the second one from Toyota. These three concepts are not just for show as well and Toyota has already confirmed it would move into series production the C-HR (Compact size and High Ride height). Its expected debut will most likely take place next year in March during the Geneva Motor Show and we can also take a hint – its United States version will wear the Scion badge. The all new crossover will be underpinned by the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) shared with the new generation Prius and this means it could also feature the hybrid powertrain from its cousin. We should also expect the very radical design inspired by a “diamond with sheered sides” to carry a less aggressive stance and be a “fantastic urban driving car” as C-HR chief engineer Hiro Koba puts it.