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Toyota C-HR etymology: What does its name and letters mean?

The Toyota C-HR is the brand’s long awaited Nissan Juke/Honda HR-V rival, but what do the letters in its name mean?

The company that practically invented the mainstream car-based crossover is really late to the small SUV party. The new Toyota C-HR is late to mix, but does come with some eye-catching — some would say ugly — styling.

According to Toyota, the letters C-HR stand for “Compact size and High Ride height”.

That’s certainly true today, but what about in seven generations time when it’ll be about the size of today’s Chevrolet Suburban?

Whilst you’re here, and if you’re curious, check out etymology of the C-HR’s big brother: the Toyota RAV4.