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Toyota showed us its version of the weird crossover-thingy that is the C-HR at last year’s Paris Auto Show. That was a Toyota concept, but now it’s got a Scion badge, and Scion says it paves the way for an actual production model next year.

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We already know that Toyota’s rally car-shaped concept looks like a puppy, so here’s the rally dog with a new badge.

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Scion is going for a something distinct and exciting with this C-HR, whose name stands for “Compact size and High Ride height.” Real creative, guys.

The car does look a bit nuts, and Toyota knows this, stating: “When the designers for the Scion C-HR Concept began their research, they were told by young urban creative customers, ‘Polarizing is ok. Boring is not.’”

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Well, we’ll give you that. The C-HR is definitely not boring. And, polarizing it may be, I think it looks damn good in a I Really Want To Jump This Thing Off-Road kind of way.

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Scion says their concept is going after hipsters. Okay, technically they didn’t use the term “hipster,” they used a much stranger term: “With four doors and a hatch for supreme functionality, it’s the perfect vehicle for ‘yuccies,’ the young urban creatives who inspired the design.”

Yuccies? Really? Is that really a thing? Did they mean “yuckies?”

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The C-HR sits on Toyota’s new Global Architecture (TNGA). Toyota claims it offers a lower center of mass, more body stiffness and better handling. Those seem like good things.

Scion is calling the C-HR their “next icon,” saying a production-intent version will debut in 2016. Technical specs or designs for that production version are still up in the air. We’ll just have to wait.

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Illustration for article titled A Production Version Of The Puppy-Dog Scion C-HR Is Coming Next Year

Here’s to hoping it at least maintains some resemblance to the concept.

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