Toyota crossover set for Paris debut

Toyota crossover set for Paris debut

Toyota is preparing to unveil a concept of the compact crossover car it wants to compete with Nissan's Qashqai.

The Japanese car maker's C-HR concept is due to be unveiled in October during this year's Paris Motor Show. For now, Toyota has released a cheeky sneak peek.

It is thought to feature a hybrid drivetrain and the same chassis as the recently launched Lexus NX compact SUV.

Motoring enthusiasts attending the Paris show, meanwhile, will also get a chance to see Toyota's new hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Sedan (FCS).

Toyota says the FCS, which will be on show in Europe for the first time in Paris, will be capable of travelling hundreds of miles on a single tank of hydrogen.

And, like conventional cars running on petrol or diesel, the car's tanks can be refilled within minutes.

This year's Paris Motor Show is set to get under way on October 2.

The Nissan Qashqai compact crossover has been in production since 2007.

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