The new 2017 Toyota CH-R represents the Toyota’s determination to promote engineering creativity that allows the stylistic freedom that creates eye-catching models, which enhance driving pleasure. It is not easy to predict what will always come out of a Toyota’s cooking pot. This is because Toyota launched the CH-R concept at 2014 Paris Auto Show as a three-door coupe and at Frankfurt Auto Show; they surprised everyone by debuting the same concept as a five-door subcompact SUV. Now the production model will carry five doors and will be sold as Auris Cross. This automobile is designed to stand out in the Toyota line up as well as among its competitors. The launch of the production of CH-R is getting closer, and Toyota is recently unveiling more details of this stylish new crossover.
2017 Toyota CH-R – Exterior and Interior Specs:
The 2017 Toyota CH-R comes with a futuristic new exterior profile that makes it appear huge. The car is based on the latest Toyota New Generation Architecture (TNGA) the same one on the latest Prius model. This car has large arches and bumpers. Its front fascia borrows from much the Corolla including the bumpers. The subcompact SUV will come with a width of about 72.83 inches, a length of around 171.25 inches, and a height of 59.05 inches. The front of the 2017 Toyota CH-R has narrow headlights and a sporty grill with innovative LED headlamps. The vehicle has bold and sharp lines at the hood to enhance its front look. The bold lines run from the rear roofline to the backend giving this car a sporty stance. This car rides on big diamond-shaped wheels that introduce a new flair to drivers and passengers on the roads.
Inside the 2017 Toyota CH-R, you will find attractive styling and modern features. The cabin is upholstered with quality cloth, and the dashboard comes with a modern infotainment system. The vehicle will also come with state of the art climate control features among other advanced technologies such as an eight-inch display audio touchscreen designed with an improved Human Machine Interface, and a 16-inch navigation platform. To ensure the passengers get a quality sound reproduction, the 2017 Toyota CH-R is equipped with a JBL premium audio system that comes with 9 speakers, a 576 stereo amplifier and the newly patented JBL horn tweeters.
2017 Toyota CH-R – Powertrain and Transmission:
The new CH-R model in Europe will be available in two engine options. The first one 1.8-liter hybrid engine that produces 120 hp. And the 1.2 liter Turbo engine that produces 114 hp. The engine will have a six-speed manual transmission system or the Toyota’s continuously variable transmission. In North America, the 2017 CH-R will come with the 2.0 liter CVT engine that will develop 144 hp. This engine will be mated with the six-speed automatic transmission system.
2017 Toyota C-HR – Market Release and MSRP:
This car is expected to hit the market before the end of 2016 in Europe and early 2017 in North America. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price will be around $25,000. The main rivals will be Honda HRV and Nissan Qashqai.