New 2017 model year Toyota C-HR debuted worldwide. This means only one thing that the Japanese company has already withdrawn its new model on the public roads. The new model is available in Europe and US market. Despite the same look, it has some changes underneath the hood.
The official presentation of new model was firstly scheduled in March at the Geneva motor show, but the car was revealed earlier. In the US market the car has already available for sale.
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2017 Toyota C-HR Unique Design
It’s a new 5-door SUV by Toyota, features coupe-like 5-door body of a unique design, very unlike for a bit conservative Toyota styling. Without any doubt, Toyota aimed at no less extravagant Juke by Nissan.
In addition, it should be noted the rear door to increased size and “arrow-shaped” head is fitted. The pricing for the car in the US market starting around $26,000, which is much more expensive than Jeep Renegade, Honda HR-V or Nissan Juke mentioned above.
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As manufacturer tried to hide from the eyes of paparazzi exterior vehicle under a tight, black cloth, some still managed to see few features. According to spies, soon fans of the company will receive a brand new car with five doors, while from behind the model is more like a coupe version.
Controversial Interior Changes
Luggage space the new Toyota C-HR 2017 promises to be just grandiose size. This is evidenced by the broad and spacious rear access door. Such an opening to let the driver easily fit in the trunk of almost any goods. Head lighting of the car was very interesting, as if with a squint.
The interior is good-looking has adequate trimming quality, well-built, spacious and quiet. However, the lack of modern features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. There is no navigation either. For the car aimed at youth it’s a major drawback.
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2017 Toyota C-HR Engine Choices
As it was claimed, in Europe the new car will be available with 1.2L I4 petrol turbocharged engine, developing 114 HP. The other option is a hybrid powertrain, similar to those installed on the latest generation of Prius. It is 1.8L naturally-aspirated Atkinson cycle engine, producing 97 HP plus electric motor develop 71 HP. The battery is Ni-MH and its capacity is 6.5 Ah.
Potential buyer could choose between 6-speed manual or CVT, 2WD or 4WD for 1.2T engine. The only option for hybrid is 2WD CVT.
US Goes Another Way
In the United States market Toyota decied to power C-HR by a more traditional powertrain – using good-old 2-liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder engine, producing 144 HP and 139 lb-ft of torque. Strangely, the only option for US-spec car in terms of transmission is a combination of CVT and front-wheel drive layout.
The appearance of any other modifications for the US market is questioned.
|2017 Toyota C-HR|
|Engine type||DOHC 16V I4, direct fuel injection|
|Power/torque||144 hp; 139 lb-ft|
|Transmission||CVT with manual shifting mode|
|Passenger volume||84 cu ft|
|Cargo volume||19 cu ft|
|Top speed||105 mph|
|PRICE RANGE: $23,500-$25,500 (est)|
|Competitors: Nissan Juke, Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3|