We recently shared news about the upcoming compact crossover from Toyota in the shape of C-HR. Our readers were quite excited about the new potential Vezel rival, and the car is still a hot topic on PakWheels social media. The vehicle was revealed today at Geneva Auto Show 2016, and we have some more details which we wanted to share with our readers.
As we mentioned in the previous article about Toyota C-HR, the news is now confirmed that the standard version of the C-HR will be getting 122 hp, 1.8-liter four cylinder petrol engine+hybrid electric motor mated to the eCVT gearbox that is also available in the Prius. The C-HR is based on Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) which is also currently in use by the new Prius. C-HR will also get a 2-liter NA engine with CVT in few select markets around the globe.
The exciting part of the news for our readers is that a lower displacement model will also be available. The C-HR will also be offered with a regular petrol-powered 4-cylinder, 1.2-liter turbocharged engine producing 115 hp. The 1.2T will be mated to either a six-speed manual or a CVT gearbox. Considering it has a smaller displacement engine, it falls into the lower tax bracket. And the possibility of it coming to Pakistan in the form of Japanese used car imports is quite high.
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Toyota revealed that C-HR is designed with low center of gravity and have a multi-link rear suspension which will make this new crossover very fun to drive. Toyota also mentioned that the C-HR will be available with an extensive list of active safety systems known as “Toyota’s safety sense system” as standard, which includes a pre-collision system, road sign assist, lane departure warning, pedestrian detection, automatic headlights, and adaptive cruise control. These are features which you usually get in a high-end luxury car models like Lexus. On the exterior, the C-HR is equipped with LED headlights with sequential [famous Audi Style] turn signals. Toyota didn’t release any images on the interior, so we have to wait how it looks like on the inside. The attractive exterior of the vehicle is designed at Toyota Design Studio California.
Toyota didn’t release any pricing information but the C-HR will be produced in Toyota Turkey plant for European markets and will compete against Mazda CX-3, Nissan Juke and hot contender Honda HR-V or Vezel.
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