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LA LIVE: Scion C-HR concept

Essentially a re-badged Toyota concept, the C-HR previews Scion\'s first-ever crossover.

Scion has trekked out to the annual Los Angeles Motor Show to introduce its own version of the Toyota C-HR concept.

The C-HR concept displayed in the City of Angels is absolutely identical to the eponymous Toyota concept that was shown earlier this year in Frankfurt save for a black and red paint job, brand-specific 21-inch alloy wheels, and, of course, Scion emblems on both ends. The two models wear a futuristic design highlighted by a tall front end with swept-back headlights, pronounced wheel arches, a low roof line, and huge C-shaped tail lamps.

Scion explains the C-HR's cabin is inspired by a diamond with sheered sides, but pictures of the cockpit weren't included with the company's press release.

What the concept is powered by isn't known at this point. Similarly, Toyota opted not to publish technical details during the Frankfurt show.

Scion openly admits the C-HR concept will spawn its first-ever entry into the booming crossover segment. Set to fight head-to-head against the Nissan Juke, the yet-unnamed soft-roader will likely be introduced next April at the New York Motor Show, and it will go on sale shortly after as a 2017 model. It's expected to carry a base price of approximately $20,000.

Live photos by Brian Williams.

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