What do you design when you've got the Nurburgring racing circuit as a development-and-tuning playground? A Coupe High-Rider with speedster overtones. That's what Toyota did anyway, the realization of its 2018 C-HR CUV conception, due out in April of this year. The coolest thing about it, we think, and Toyota attests in a March press release, is that it's going to be a "shift in the CUV paradigm," a work of "stunning style, driving dynamics and versatility," curvaceous and "avant-garde," urban-styled, "bold," "outgoing," with a Distinctive Diamond frame engirding a "modern, comfortable" MeZONE cabin. We can't wait. So why does it all but say "racer"?

A 0.34 drag coefficient, rear quarter panel canards, front and rear spats, streamlined rear lower bumper and stabilizing fins have more than something to do with it, showing off C-HR's prospective conduciveness to aerodynamism, and the CUV's 60.6-inch front and rear tracks are, after all, a match to the Toyota 86 sports car spec. 18-inch alloy wheels, comfort-customizing dual-zone climate control, bucket seating, and a crystal-clear 7-inch audio display likewise appear standard, but what really captivates, and as the only currently anticipated instance of its kind in the segment, is Toyota's Safety Sense P™ (TSS-P) a suite of intelligent safety features. They'll enable 2018 C-HR to detect, and alert you to, other nearby vehicles and pedestrians and automatically apply brakes as necessary, help you remain in your lane with small corrective steering inputs during drift, adjust your speed for safe distancing from other, lower-speed vehicles, and even switch automatically between high and low beams to keep the road ahead visible when lighting conditions vary.

Until April, we wait. And with bated breath. But you're welcome to stop by and visit is in Oxnard for a test-drive in advance of the big reveal. Stop by and see us, and we'll get you set up behind a wheel.

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