Toyota C-HR is a compact SUV which has been designed for a global market. First showcased in production-ready guise at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show last month, the car has already entered production at Toyota plant in Turkey.
Toyota C-HR will be offered with a range of three petrol engine options. These are in the form of 1.2 liter, 1.8 liter and 2.0 liter. All three are mated to a CVT gearbox. First two will be built in Turkey plant, while the third unit, 2.0 liter is a hybrid unit, and will be manufactured at their plant in the UK. There are plans to launch diesel engine option and manual transmission at a later stage.
At the time of unveil, Toyota had not revealed output figures of the 2.0L CVT variant. Earlier it was expected the specs will be same as that of Camry facelift 2.0L with CVT generating 167 PS and 199 Nm. But that is not the case. Toyota Japan website now reveals that the Toyota C-HR 2.0l CVT variant will deliver 150 PS at 6100 rpm and 193 Nm at 3,800.
Toyota C-HR is built on Toyota’s new platform TNGA, which stands for Toyota New Global Architecture. This new platform has allowed the car to be lighter in weight, yet offer a rigid structure which has resulted in added safety and fuel efficiency.
Toyota C-HR exterior styling is young and dynamic. The front design is sleek with meatier bumper while side profile features new alloys and protruding wheel arches. Rear door handle is situated on the door frame where C-Pillar and roof meet. Rear design is equally dramatic.
To be launched in a few week’s time, new Toyota C-HR will compete with the likes of Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008, Honda HR-V, upcoming VW T-Cross, etc.