Toyota launched the new C-HR in their own backyard yesterday and they are now available at dealerships in Japan.
Even though the C-HR shares the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) with the fourth-generation Prius, its driving performance has been enhanced to focus on the ideas of "Response, Linearity and Consistency”. To this end, Toyota has tuned the C-HR shock absorbers and test driven it on various roads around the world.
Customers in Japan can choose from four grades and two drive trains; S-T, G-T, S, and G. The basic variant starts at 2,516,400 yen ($21,847) and it’s equipped with a 1.2L turbo engine. Mated to a 7-speed sports sequential shiftmatic transmission, power is sent to all four wheels. Standard features found in every grade includes keyless entry and push-button start, leather steering wheel, electric parking brake and the Toyota Safety Sense P assist package.
For those who decide to go with either the G-T or the G, Toyota will throw in additional equipment like 18-inch aluminum wheels, LED front fog lamps, Blind Spot Monitor, Front & Rear Parking Assist Sonar, seat surface (high quality fabric + leather), and more. The 4WD G-T pricing will start at 2,775,600 ($24,097) and 2,905,200 ($25,222) for the G.
There’s only two engine options available, a 1.2-liter turbo and a hybrid powertrain. Both are so fuel efficient, 15.4 km/l (6.49 l/100 km / 36.24 mpg US) and 3.31 l/100 km (71.06 / mpg US) respectively, their ratings are 75% lower than the 2005 Exhaust Emissions Standards and eligible for tax breaks.