Though entering the world of the subcompact-crossovers a little late, Toyota hopes to by-pass all who have come before and those who will come after. The Japanese automaker intends to do this with the 2017 Toyota C-HR. The concept was announced during the 2016 Geneva Auto Show and the car will be quite elegant compared to competitors among other features that will make it stand out. The 2017 C-HR in the name stands for Coupe- High Rider meaning it will look like a two-door car (though it will actually have four) and will be further from the ground than other crossovers.
2017 Toyota C-HR – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
This car is designed to be bold and make a statement. It is built on the Toyota’s New Global Architecture. Generally, the 2017 Toyota C-HR will have a very premium and modern look. The rear angle is raked to give the car a unique and cool look. According to the chief engineer of the car, however, this shape does not ease air flow but well, it looks great. For the coupe look, the handles for the rear doors are placed in the top back corner. The windows in the rear are also small that this will look just like a coupe. The headlights in this Toyota C-HR 2017 will be slim and stretch all the way back to the wheel arches’ peak. The taillights, on the other hand, look like those that will be in the next generation Honda Civic Hatchback.
Inside the cabin of the 2017 Toyota C-HR what meets the eye is a good-looking area with comfortable seats. Though the legroom in the rear seats is limited all other dimensions are okay. On the dashboard is an 8-inch touchscreen for all your infotainment needs. There are two big cupholders situated under the dash as well as several cubbies. There are also other holders in the rear and front seats. Also, there will be many safety features in place including pre-collision system, active cruise control, lane departure alert with steering control and blind-spot warning among others.
2017 Toyota C-HR – Engine and Performance
Users will have several drivetrains to choose from. The first and one that will most likely be offered in the United States is the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine. It will be paired with an automatic transmission. Other options will include the 1.8-litre 4-cylinder engine that will be available on the hybrid. The other is the 1.2 turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.
The performance is not among the most impressive. With the hybrid, you will be getting 85kW and 185Nm of torque between 1500rpm and 4000rpm. As for acceleration, with the 6-speed manual transmission drivers will be able to move from zero to 100km/h in 10.9 seconds. The performance could have been better considering the cool sporty look but Toyota seems to have given too much thought to the aesthetics and very little to the performance.
2017 Toyota C-HR – Price and Release Date
The pricing on the 2017 Toyota C-HR is yet to be announced. It can, however, be expected that this car will cost more than other crossover SUVs. As for the release, people can anticipate it to be in early 2017. But, the details are yet to be clear.