IAB reader spots Toyota C-HR compact SUV on test – Spied
Posted on: Feb 26, 2016 - 3:02pm IST
To debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
IAB Reader, Dan Edmunds, has caught the production-spec Toyota C-HR testing in the U.S. It is confirmed to make its world debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show next week, while the U.S.-spec model could be showcased at the 2016 New York Auto Show.
According to its chief engineer, the Toyota C-HR will focus on distinctive styling instead of practicality, and will not be too toned-down from the concept version. Officials further claim that it will offer “precise steering and supple suspension”
The Toyota C-HR will be based on Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) that underpins the latest Toyota Prius. Reports suggest that it will be available with Hybrid Synergy Drive that pairs a 1.8-liter engine with an electric motor. Total system output of the hybrid powertrain will be 121 hp, which will be put to the ground via a CVT.
Also on the cards is a smaller 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol engine, sourced from the Japanese-market Toyota Auris, which is capable of 114 hp and 184 Nm of torque.
The production-spec Toyota C-HR would be manufactured in Adapazari, Sakarya, located in northwestern Turkey, given the close proximity to key European and Middle Eastern markets. It will rival the Renault Captur, Nissan Juke and Honda HR-V when it goes on sale this year.