Less than 24 months after Toyota released their 2017 Toyota C-HR Concept which was followed up by an new version last September, the Nissan Juke-rival has materialized to a production model which is to be officially revealed in Geneva.
2017 Toyota C-HR
The first official photos in the new 2017 Toyota C-HR that surfaced online demonstrate that the Japanese carmaker experimented with stay as close as realistically possible on the edgy concept without setting up a claustrophobic vehicle with the passengers or limiting its practicality and usability.
It is founded on Toyota’s new global architecture (TNGA) that’s also found in the latest Prius, and such as latter, it\\’ll feature a full hybrid petrol-electric powertrain, the technical information which haven’t been released yet.
Toyota’s dramatic looking C-HR will join an increasing pack of subcompact crossovers, such as the Fiat 500X, Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-3, Nissan Juke, Honda HR-V and Chevrolet Trax, and sold worldwide. It was initially planned to become offered being a Scion in North America, but following the company’s decision to crush youth-oriented brand, it can be marketed like a Toyota, with sales to begin in 2017.
After several concept car teases, the Toyota C-HR has finally made its debut in production trim, appearing this week at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle is Toyota’s entry into the burgeoning subcompact crossover category.
The production C-HR retains quite a bit of the previous concept’s funky lines. The bulbous wheel wells, low roofline, and boomerang-like taillights are all recognizable. The rear door handles are also obscured, like on the similarly-sized Honda HR-V. Blacked-out rear pillars help create a “floating roof” look, and the rear spoiler is supposed to appear to float as well.
The C-HR uses the same Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform as the 2016 Prius. It will have a hybrid powertrain option alongside conventional gasoline powertrains. That would make it Toyota\’s third hybrid crossover, after the hybrid versions of the Highlander and RAV4.
Confirmed so far is a hybrid drivetrain, good for 120 horsepower. Alternatively, there is a turbocharged 1.2-liter engine with 113 hp. Specifications for the United States will be announced when the C-HR makes its local debut, most likely at the 2016 New York Auto Show later this month.
Toyota originally planned to sell the C-HR here as a Scion, and even unveiled a Scion-badged C-HR concept at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show last fall. But the company subsequently decided to kill Scion, claiming the “youth brand” had outlived its usefulness. So the C-HR will be sold here as a Toyota instead.
The C-HR has come a long way from the 2014 Paris Auto Show, where it first appeared as a concept. Toyota showed subsequent concepts at the 2015 Frankfurt and L.A. shows, and even unveiled a racing version earlier this year for the Nürburgring 24 Hours. This production version should be in showrooms later this year, as a 2017 model.
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