Toyota C-HR vs. Honda HR-V – Comparo
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At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show this month, Toyota introduced the production-spec Toyota C-HR. The Toyota C-HR mainly competes in the market with the Honda HR-V (Honda Vezel). Here’s a comparision between the two Japanese sub-compact crossovers.
With the length and width being notably more, the Toyota C-HR is bigger in size compared to the Honda HR-V. For a relatively more sportier stance though, the Toyota C-HR sits much lower than the Honda HR-V. The C-HR is based on Toyota’s new TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform while the HR-V is based on Honda’s Global Compact Series platform.
FWD layout is standard for both, while AWD drivetrain layout is offered in the 1.2L petrol model of the C-HR and both models of the HR-V.
Unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show in November 2013, the Honda HR-V has been on sale since December 2013. The Toyota C-HR will go on sale later this year in Europe. In the U.S. market, the Toyota C-HR will be launched in Spring 2017 as a 2018 model. The Euro-spec C-HR will be made at the at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey (TMMT) in Sakarya, Turkey. The JDM-spec model will be locally produced.