Toyota C-HR compact SUV showcased at Goodwood FOS
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Will be launched in the UK towards the year-end.
At the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed held last week, Toyota showcased the Toyota C-HR. Only the exterior of the crossover was shown though, the market-specific interior is still kept under the wraps. Introduced at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March, the Toyota C-HR will be launched on 14 December in Japan.
The Toyota C-HR is the second product to be based on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) modular platform after the fourth generation Toyota Prius. It will be available only in petrol and petrol-electric models initially. In the UK, Toyota will offer the 8NR-FTS 1.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 85 kW (113.94 hp) and 185 Nm of torque, in pair with 6-speed manual and continuously variable transmission options, as well as the hybrid powertrain.
The hybrid powertrain consists of 1.8-litre petrol engine that develops 72 kW (96.51 hp) and 142 Nm of torque and an electric motor that generates 53 kW (71.05 hp) and 163 Nm of torque.
In other markets, Toyota will also offer a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 110 kW (147.45 hp) and 193 Nm of torque, mated to a continuously variable transmission. The Toyota C-HR will be launched in the UK towards the year-end, followed by the USA and Australia in 2017.