- Originally planned for Scion, C-HR lands at Toyota
- C-HR stands for High Rider Cup
- Small 5-door sedan with increased ride height
- 144 horsepower, 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine
- Continuously Variable Transmission
- Front-drive only; No all-wheel-drive option
- Toyota Safety Standard Sense Technology
- Available in spring 2017
Introduction of the Toyota C-HR 2018:
Toyota’s new C-HR is difficult to classify, but one thing is almost certain: this thing is going to sell in significant numbers. What is the 2018 Toyota C-HR? Think Kia Soul, but pouring the box in which he came.
The name is derived from the design theme, which is “High Rider Cup.” Remember that this 5-door hatchback is not a coupe, it does not go up high. However, it is not available with an optional four-wheel drive system that could make it even more attractive for people living in cold climates.
Toyota says the C-HR is intended for “urban-housing, fashion-forward trendsetters.” Yet the company uses XLE and XLE Premium to designate the two different C-HR models, because nothing says “fashion-forward” Like the trimmings of Camry’s grandfather.
Exterior Features of the Toyota C-HR 2018:
Guided by a “distinctive diamond” design theme, Toyota characterizes the new C-HR as “avant-garde … modern … audacious … outgoing … sexy … muscular … and nervous.
Highlights include inflated and oversized wings, rear door handles hidden in the rear roof pillars of the vehicle, three-dimensional taillights that protrude from the vehicle, and a functional winged rear wing. Standard equipment includes 18-inch aluminum wheels, projector beam headlamps with LED running lights and heated and adjustable folding exterior mirrors.
Interior Features of the Toyota C-HR 2018:
Inside, the C-HR is equipped with a sleek, conductive-themed interior featuring diamond-shaped themes, soft-touch materials, and sport-backed front seats. Standard equipment includes leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone air conditioner, 7-inch touch screen touch screen entertainment system, black horn, auto-dimming rearview mirror and rearview camera.
Toyota promises plenty of nooks and crannies for small items, front and rear. The company also says scalloped front seat backs, extra foot space, and a chamfered headliner help to make the rear seat feel “spacious.”
Optional Features of the Toyota C-HR 2018:
Upgrade to the C-HR XLE Premium for a dead center monitoring system with a Rear Traffic Alert System. This version of the vehicle also comes with heated front seats, exterior puddle lights showing “Toyota C-HR”, fog lights, and a passive input system with the start-up push button motor .
Under the hood:
Toyota keeps it simple with regard to the C-HR’s mechanics, and founds the vehicle on the New Global Architecture car manufacturer, which underlies the latest Prius and will serve as the basis for a range of future models of the company.
The only engine is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine making 144 horsepower and 140 lb.-ft. Couple. An all-new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) feeds the front wheels and is designed to maximize both acceleration and fuel economy.
Toyota installs something called a “pre-load differential” that says helps improve torque distribution at lower speeds. A Sport mode with seven artificial CVT ratios accelerates the response of the gases and weights the direction.
Despite what appears to be a power deficit, Toyota says it wants the new C-HR to exalt its driver, and equates the handling of the vehicle with “a well-tied sports car.” In fact, And handling were awarded on Nurburgring German race track. Components include a front leg, a double triangulation rear suspension, and a column-mounted electrical steering unit with low-speed light feedback and higher feedback at higher speeds.
Although all this is good and good, it seems safe as a turbo engine is missing from this package. Toyota could also use a gas-electric hybrid drivetrain to improve performance and fuel economy, although the extra weight would have a detrimental effect on handling.
The Toyota Safety Sense is standard for every C-HR 2018. The package includes a front crash warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, a track departure warning with track assist, Automatic low-beam headlights and a dynamic full-speed dynamic cruise control. In addition, the C-HR is equipped with 10 airbags, hill start assist and a rearview camera.
By upgrading to the Premium XLE, the C-HR also provides a dead center monitoring system with a rear cross-traffic alert.
Each C-HR has a touch screen screen information screen with a 7-inch screen. The screen is positioned on the dashboard rather than in the dashboard, helping to reduce eye movement when referencing the system. It includes Bluetooth connectivity, HD radio, an Aha application providing access to global Internet radio and other entertainment sources, a USB port, an auxiliary input jack and a speech recognition system with a training capability Vocal.
source : http://www.jdpower.com/cars/articles/new-car-previews/2018-toyota-c-hr-preview