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I think it's down to preference. I like the Niro more because it's a nice rounded shape without too many angles jutting out. The C-HV is more aggressive with the pinched metal look and angles.
 

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It's actually called the CH-R, I think you have its name confused with Honda's HR-V.

I don't think it looks too bad but I can see how someone interested in the Niro can find the CH-R to be ugly, sharper lines, bold design cues, overall a 'loud' design. But that's just the concept, wait till you see the production model.
 

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In black it will look even better to me since it will hide more body lines than expose them in the way that white does. Rather have a monotone vehicle and black will achieve that... no black plastic to stand out, instead it blends right in.
 

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I like the design. I think it hits a good balance between futuristic and still normal. I like how the grille is slowly disappearing from electric cars. it has no function and therefore doesn't have a purpose from a design perspective. I believe that design and function must work together. One shouldn't exist without the other.
 

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For someone sticking to this segment, MPG's from one vehicle to another won't be off by much to make a real difference especially when you look at the bigger picture of what other things about the vehicle are important to you since there are more things to worry about than just MPG.
 

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Myself I would like to stay in the $25,000 range. As for mpg I was thinking 50 but now that the Prius eco can achieve over 60 I would like to see over 50mpg.
 

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50 is a good number and these days that's quite reasonable. Being a new vehicle that will have to last at least another 6-7 years they should be aiming for more but 50 for now will set them off on the right start.
 

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Niro's better :)

That thing is pretty ugly, will still have to look at it when it comes out though, I still think I will like the Niro better. It will fit my time line of spring 2017 for a new car.

I am not feeling the look on this toyota at all! It looks aggressively-sad... maybe that's just me.

The niro is more simple and clean cut to me.

I'll stick with the niro for now! :)
 

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That's one problem with Toyota's new design but it's also a good thing since because of that they stand out a lot. They've been doing well with this design language used elsewhere, it will be interesting to see what sales are like since competition is fierce.
 

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That's one problem with Toyota's new design but it's also a good thing since because of that they stand out a lot. They've been doing well with this design language used elsewhere, it will be interesting to see what sales are like since competition is fierce.
You're right. For Toyota to come to with this new design, it would make them stand out from the other competitors.

Just going to wait it out and check out the Niro in person :)

Are you planning to get the Niro or interested in it?
 

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Not sure about the pricing between Kia and Toyota and for that we'll have to wait but if the C-HV is substantially cheaper, I may go that route depending on what comes standard with each vehicle.
 

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Will defiantly have to check out both when available. Also not forgetting about the Hyundai Ioniq which should be interesting.
Why do you suppose that Kia found the need to use that "Storm Trooper" white plastic for trim in the Niro? That ugly plastic ruins the new Prius.

 
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