Toyota C-HR - Geneva Motor Show Live
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The Toyota C-HR has been unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. It will be offered in the UK with a choice of two powertrains. It is the second model to be underpinned by the TNGA platform after the 2016 Toyota Prius. Toyota says that the C-HR represents "Akio Toyoda’s determination to allow greater stylistic freedom and promote engineering creativity in order to achieve eye-catching designs and enhanced driving pleasure."
The C-HR features a new hybrid power plant belonging to the latest generation, that is claimed to be lighter, more efficient and offering a sharper performance than the previous hybrid systems. It features detailed design changes that has enabled the petrol unit to have a thermal efficiency of 40 percent. The power output of the hybrid version is 122 DIN hp.
The Toyota C-HR is also available with a new 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine that produces 115 DIN hp (85 kW). The SUV will be offered with a choice of a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT, with the latter made available in Front-Wheel and Four-Wheel Drive versions. Select markets (other than the UK) will get a 2.0-litre variant that will be offered with CVT only.
The C-HR will initially be manufactured in Japan and Turkey. From 2018, the model will be produced in China and Thailand as well.