Toyota gauging customer interest for its B-SUV in Malaysia.
The Toyota C-HR went on sale in Japan last year and Toyota is now working on introducing it in new markets. Last week, the company showcased the Toyota C-HR at the Carlist.my MAA Test, Drive & Buy Event in Malaysia.
Toyota has not finalised plans for the Toyota C-HR's Malaysian launch yet. It was gauging the customer interest for the small Toyota crossover, which local reports say will happen only in 2018. The C-HR seen in the images is an AU-spec entry-level front-wheel-drive model with the 8NR-FTS 1.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and 7-speed CVT combo.
Besides the aforementioned 1.2-litre petrol engine, Toyota C-HR buyers get 3ZR-FAE 2.0-litre petrol and 2ZR-FXE 1.8-litre petrol-electric hybrid options. Earlier this year, it was reported that Toyota could offer the C-HR with the 2NR-FE 1.5-litre petrol engine from the Toyota Vios in Indonesia.
LED headlamps with LED light guide and sequential LED turn signals, LED (front) fog lamps, 18-inch machined-face alloy wheels, two-tone body colours, roof mounted spoiler, LED tail lamps, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, 9-speaker JBL premium sound system, 4.2-inch multi-information display, ambient lighting and dual-zone automatic climate control are some of the key features of the Toyota C-HR. The B-SUV is currently produced in Iwate, Japan and Sakarya, Turkey.
Following no new launches in the mass market segment after the Etios in 2011, Toyota Kirloskar Motor is content meeting the demand for the Fortuner and Innova and introducing pricier variants of the utility vehicles.
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