Toyota C-HR premium SUV spied in India – Rival to Hyundai Creta
Toyota C-HR is based on Toyota New Global Architecture – TNGA.
It’s raining SUVs in the segment where the Hyundai Creta is the leader. Everyone wants a pie in this market, after Hyundai successfully showed the Indian auto industry that there are buyers in this segment. With more than 11,000 Cretas sold every month, this premium SUV segment is set to get more new cars in the near future.
This includes a new SUV from VW/Skoda, Tata H5X, Nissan Kicks, Maruti Vitara, Kia new SUV, and now the Toyota C-HR, which has just been spied on test on Indian roads.
The Toyota C-HR is being actively tested in Bengaluru these days. The subcompact SUV, made its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and is currently on sale in many markets across the globe. It is based on Toyota New Global Architecture – TNGA platform. Toyota C-HR will be the company’s second car to be launched in India on this platform after the new Corolla.
Toyota C-HR measures 4,360 mm long, 1,795 mm wide and 1,565 mm tall. It gets LED head and tail lamps, an LED front fog lamp and new 18” alloy wheels. Its door handles are integrated into the C Pillars and it receives bulging wheel arches and cantilevered rear spoiler.
Interiors are seen in leather with leather steering wheel and gearshift knob. It sports dual zone automatic air conditioning, a 4.2” cooler MID and 8” touchscreen infotainment system. It also gets a 9 speaker JBL premium sound system. In terms of safety, the C-HR will receive Pre-Collision System, Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, Steering Control, Road Sign Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Internationally, it is powered by a 1.2 liter petrol engine and 2.0 petrol engine. It also gets a 1.8 liter petrol engine mated to an electric motor. This hybrid variant offers combined 122 hp power. Power will be sent to all four wheels via a 6 speed manual transmission or CVT. Expect the Toyota C-HR to be priced in the range of Rs 10-15 lakhs upon launch.