Toyota officially entering the subcompact SUV segment to go head to head with competitors like Honda’s HRV. Toyota has officially revealed the all-new Toyota C-HR in Geneva Motor Show.
However Toyota’s C-HR low roofline design, coupe-like line gives the Toyota C-HR sportier look, giving it a more distinctive looks among its competitors like Mazda CX-3. The hidden rear door handle like the HRV are also seen with the Toyota C-HR.
The all new chassis of the C-HR is the flexible Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) shared with the Prius, which allowed the use of the latter’s gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, making it the first of its kind in its class.
The Toyota C-HR will be offered in Europe with the new 115PS (114hp) 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline engine first, connected to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a Continuously Variable automatic Transmission system. It will also get a 2.0-liter CVT-only model, which the company said will be available for certain markets –not the UK, without naming them.
Toyota will launch the C-HR in North America early next year.