Directly after we saw several concept vehicles, Toyota finally produced an introduction for its subcompact crossover called Toyota C-HR. That interesting, coupe-like crossover with extreme, concept-like design was initially intended for the European market just and manufacturing edition with this market was presented at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show. But even Toyota hasn’t believed that model’s instant achievement and a number of other areas revealed their interest for Toyota’s Coupe- Large Rider. Thus, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota unveiled the production edition for the North American market. The model will arrive as the 2018 Toyota C-HR and let’s see what it is offering except their extreme styling.
2018 TOYOTA C-HR: PLATFORM, DESIGN
Toyota may be entered a bit late to the subcompact crossover class but it got all attention it needs. The 2018 Toyota C-HR is the hottest entry in that fast-growing category but Toyota joined in style.
What nobody really can dismiss relating to this model is its dramatic styling. It is may be polarizing, interesting, extreme or sudden but it definitely caught all attention. From every point of view, this model shows sharp lines and shapes and it becomes an experience exploring all their outdoor details.
On the model’s entrance ligament, we could understand some characteristics with the RAV4 but on the C-HR everything is exaggerated. The model has headlights that expand almost all way back to the base of the front pillar while boomerang-shaped taillights is seen on the rear end. It also includes heavily attractive fenders and dynamic line which operates over the door panels. The model also has coupe-like ceiling line, blacked-out rear pillars and rear spoiler which also enhance their dramatic look.
That heavily sculpted body sits on Toyota’s New Worldwide Structure (TNGA) which debuted on the 2016 Prius. That flexible platform allows traditional and cross powertrains and also features lightweight structure.
Inside, the C-HR will soon be somewhat less radical than from outside but it looks elegant and what’s more important Toyota used the space well. Top seats are supportive and give long-ride comfort. About them, buyers will see lots of storage chambers and cup holders as well. The rear seats will offer extended journey comfort for two while three people may have a problem to chair comfortably.
On the other give, in front of the front passengers is well-designed dash which includes a 7-inch center monitor, three-spoke steering wheel and special knobs and controls. The combination of gloss and matt completes with the addition of chrome or blue accents also give the dash modern look.
WHAT FEATURES IT OFFERS:
The C-HR will soon be obtainable in two trims, the XLE and Premium XLE. The first will include a rearview camera, touch-screen sound, whole power components, dual-zone weather control, 18-inch wheels, etc. The upper cut level will put push-button begin, heated entrance seats, power variable driver chair, blind-spot monitors, etc.
In terms of safety, all models will have lane departure warning, lane keep aid, adaptive sail control, rearview camera, forward collision warning, disaster braking, computerized headlights and 10 airbags.
2018 TOYOTA C-HR: POWERTRAIN
The 2018 Toyota C-HR will occur at the US with the single engine option. A naturally aspirated 2.0-liter inline-4 unit may produce 144 hp and maximum torque of 140 lb-ft. The power moves to the front wheels via the continuously variable transmission which has 7 simulated gears. The engine uses variable valve timing bit do not contain direct injection.
In the US, the buyers won’t, unfortunately, get a 1.2-liter turbo four-cylinder engine which will power Euro-spec models. It can produce 114 hp and peak torque of 136 lb-ft is available from 1500 rpm to 4000 rpm. This engine will function in combination with possibly six-speed manual transmission or CVT. Available in Europe will also be a 1.8-liter petrol/electric powertrain form the Prius. It can produce 120 hp.
2018 TOYOTA C-HR: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The new 2018 Toyota C-HR will occur that spring. The prices for the US haven’t been unveiled. In Europe, the 1.2-liter models start from 20.990 euros while the hybrid models are available from 27.500.