2018 Toyota C-HR First Drive

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Toyota may be late to the subcompact crossover game, but it’s got a sharp new entry. After appearing in close-to-production trim at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the CH-R has finally arrived in final US production form at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and a few things have changed on the model’s journey to production — including a few things we’re rather bummed to report.

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We first caught a glimpse of the C-HR concept at the Paris Motor Show in 2014, and the production vehicle hasn’t changed much. This little guy was originally supposed to be sold as a Scion, which goes some way toward explaining its youthful look. Whatever its origins, we’re just glad it’s finally made it into production. The C-HR looks to be a slightly less-wacky-looking Nissan Juke, with aggressive body lines, exaggerated front and rear fenders, large 18-inch wheels and an inward boomerang bend to the tail lights. Versus the European production version we saw earlier this year in Geneva, the US model has been fitted with different lights front and rear, but regrettably, they appear to be cheaper, non-LED units.

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