The Toyota has recently made their official press release for the 2018 Toyota C-HR. This new model is expected to bring in new visual changes to its exterior design. Apart from that, better performance specs are also expected to be included in this model. However, this model falls into the category of subcompact hatchbacks. Still, the automakers have indicated that its overall ride height has been increased in order to provide sufficient cabin space, thus making it essentially a crossover vehicle. The Toyota is also looking to improve its overall responsiveness and control in this new model.
2018 Toyota C-HR – Modern and Spacious
The 2018 Toyota C-HR will show a similar layout design to its subcompact crossover franchise instead that of a generic hatchback. Official statements from Toyota gives a short glimpse into what additional features will be introduced in this model:
- A modern and spacious interior cabin design with diamond accents
- Better seating arrangements with a driver-centric orientation of the front seats
- Slightly modified dashboard configuration to improve the visibility of the driver
- Upgraded infotainment module with a 7.0 inch LCD touch screen display
- Wireless connectivity, including USB integration and navigation options
- Dual zone climate control, blind spot monitoring system and traffic alerts.
The 2018 Toyota C-HR will closely follow Toyota’s general trim considerations in its category. Therefore, there will be 2 different trim models that customers can choose from. They are:
- XLE Premium.
2018 Toyota C-HR – Engine Details
This new C-HR model will provide only a single engine unit for its customers. According to official reports, a 2.0 Litre inline 4 cylinders DOHC configuration lies under this car’s hood. However, this powertrain can generate around 144 HP of max power, along with 140 lb-ft torque.
In addition to this new engine, this C-HR model will also include front wheel drivetrain setup, which is mated with a continuously variable transmission or CVT module. This gear box provides also 7 different simulated gear ratios, which includes a separate Sports mode.
Platform and Fuel Economy
The 2018 Toyota C-HR follows a long list of Toyota models being based on its global TGNA platform. However, this particular model has been revamped a little so that it does not resemble other similar hatchback models.
Additional performance specs that will be also included in this model are:
- Improved handling with new front strut suspension
- The new Sachs dampers with a thick stabilizer bar for better responsiveness
- Double rear wishbones for smooth stabilization and good traction
- The new and also refurbished VVT technology to improve fuel economy
- A combined fuel economy of 21 MPG is expected from this engine unit.
2018 Toyota C-HR – Release Date and Expected Price
The new Toyota C-HR has already been announced for international release. Finally, according to official press reports, this model will become available at leading Toyota dealerships all over the world in the spring of 2017. Its estimated price has not been announced yet, but the customers can expect a figure around $24,000.