This Rally-Style Toyota C-HR Is The Only Cool Hybrid Crossover

I am of the philosophy that every car is made better when transformed into a rally car. Go ahead think about it and challenge that assertion. You can’t. You can’t! Further supporting my theory is this TRD-tuned Toyota C-HR in rally gear set for the Tokyo Auto Salon.

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For those of you that already forgot, the upcoming C-HR is a small crossover/hatchback thing that will line up against other small CUVs that also use letters and hyphens like the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V. But for the Tokyo Auto Salon, Toyota let their TRD team go nuts and mad two variants of the C-HR.

The first is the “Extreme Style” seen above with a “motion control” beam for the suspension, 16" wheels, black arches and red mud flaps. Someone put that puppy on a dirt track and see what it can do.

The second C-HR from TRD is the “Aggressive Style” which is primarily aimed at folks that bought a hybrid crossover and are trying way too hard at convincing others that their car has street cred.

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It’s got the requisite side skirts, black wheels, and aero kit to show everyone YOU MEAN BUSINESS with your C-HR.

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If Toyota was really serious about making their cars more fun, they would slap a turbo on that yellow one and send it to your local showroom.

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