Toyota C-HR compact SUV spied on public roads sans camouflage
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Will arrive at showrooms across Europe before the year-end.
A pre-production, undisguised Toyota C-HR has been spotted in Europe ahead of its European market launch which will take place before the end of this year.
The images give a better look at the radical design of the C-HR on public roads. It measures 4,350 mm long, 1,795 mm wide, 1,550 mm tall, and has a 2,640 mm wheelbase. The C-HR rides on Toyota’s TNGA global platform, which also underpins the fourth generation Toyota Prius.
The interior of the Toyota C-HR also follows the urban, sporty theme of its exterior, featuring generous curves and a handful of buttons that culminate to form a simple and contemporary interior design. It trades practicality for a futuristic and sporty interior that would appeal to young car buyers.
The C-HR is available with two petrol engines and one hybrid powertrain option. The base 1.2L turbocharged petrol engine makes 72 kW (97 hp) and 142 Nm of torque, and can be spec’d with a 6-speed manual gearbox or CVT. The top-end petrol variant packs a 2.0L N/A petrol engine producing 148 hp and 193 Nm of torque, paired to a CVT as standard. The hybrid powertrain combines a 72 kW (97 hp) 1.8-litre petrol engine with a 53 kW (71 hp) electric motor. Power is sent to the front wheels via an electronically-controlled CVT.
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[Source: Auto Plus reporter]