Toyota’s C-HR will be the first full hybrid in the subcompact crossover segment and it has just been revealed at the Geneva Motor Show.
The new C-HR will rival the Honda HR-V, Nissan Juke and Mazda CX-3 with its futuristic design that closely resembles last year’s concept model. In order to stand out in this highly competitive segment, Toyota would have to do something new and that is where the newly developed TNGA platform comes in. The full hybrid variant will have a 122-hp 1.8-liter gasoline engine under the hood which features a thermal efficiency of 40% and on top of this, its C02 emissions will be 90g/km or less. Owners of the new C-HR will be able to boast about their segment leading emissions numbers.
Maybe you don’t want a hybrid, well Toyota has you covered. They will sell a full gas variant alongside the hybrid and running it will be a turbocharged 1.2-liter engine borrowed from the Auris with 114 horsepower output. It’ll can be paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a Continuously Variable automatic Transmission system depending on your preference. If you prefer CVT over manual and if you’re not living in the UK, you’ll have the option of choosing a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter engine.
As for trims, a more expensive version will be available with full LED headlights, sequential turn signals and light-emitting diode taillights but not much is known beyond that.
Toyota will launch the Euro Spec C-HR in the second half of the year and in North America early next year.