The new model 2018 Toyota C-HR is a fantastic hybrid crossover that will charm all Toyota fans. This is Toyota’s first mini crossover that comes with the mission to represent the colors of the Japanese manufacturer in the nascent and competing world of mini crossovers.
2018 Toyota C-HR – Modern Design
The new Toyota crossover arrives to compete with vehicles that have a more conventional appearance. By this, we think on the rivals like Honda CR-V, the Chevrolet Trax / Buick Encore, and also the Ford EcoSport. With the radical appearance of the CH-R, the Toyota follows in the footsteps of the Nissan Juke, a pioneer in the segment, which has reported good sales since its arrival in 2011.
The modern and spacious cabin, with a visually much less bustling design than the exterior, is the strongest point of the C-HR. Its European style is complemented by simple and intuitively placed controls. The only disruption in the interior lines is caused by the 7-inch screen of the infotainment system. This system following the latest trends which are located in the line of sight of the driver, simulating a removable tablet without being one.
The Toyota C-HR will come in two versions: XLE and XLE Premium. These versions include 18-inch wheels and two-zone climate control. It also contains Toyota’s active safety systems package called Toyota safety sense P.
2018 Toyota C-HR – Powertrain and Transmission Specs
Aside from the abundance of lines, angles, and its disruptive overall design, the new Toyota C-HR is a fairly conventional vehicle, at least on paper. Its power is provided by a four-cylinder 1.8-liter displacement engine. This unit generates 120 horsepower and 130 lbs.ft of torque engine performance. It transfers its force to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT). As a result, it simulates the operation of a 7-speed transmission and features ‘sport’ mode.
The handlings of the C-HR were calibrated on the famous German Nürburgring track. The Toyota engineers redesigned the CVT pulleys to improve responsiveness and fuel economy.
2018 Toyota C-HR – Market Release, Price, and Production
Although no official announces yet for the release, but there are some rumors about price. The price of the 2018 Toyota C-HR will be in line with the price of the Toyota Prius. It is expected to be around $25,000. However, the special launch edition, called Launch Edition, is already on sale. It is limited to 200 units, costs 32,000 dollars and its equipment is very abundant: full-LED headlights, 18-inch wheels, JBL sound equipment, air conditioning, rear view camera and also adaptive cruise control.
The 2018 Toyota C-HR will be produced in Europe, and more specifically in the factory of Sakarya, in Turkey. It is the third plant in this continent dedicated to hybrids. There are already one in the France and also one in Burnaston in the United Kingdom.