On December 14, Toyota released the new C-HR compact SUV. There are plans for the C-HR to be used at the Tokyo-Hakone Round-Trip College Ekiden Race on January 2 and 3, 2017.
The C-HR is the second model to use Toyota’s TNGA next-generation platform. Along with the first, the Prius, it offers a distinct driving performance that was developed through testing on various road conditions throughout the world and steering and shock absorption tuning on regular roads in Europe. It offers a high level of maneuverability through the high standards of TNGA to express the concept of “Our Ideal Drive.”
The exterior shows off Toyota’s unique design concepts like “Keen Look” and “Under Priority,” presenting a styling that sets it apart from other models by boldly combining lightness and power. In addition to a design that places great emphasis on the smallest details in terms of quality, molding and color, the interior is designed to create a “driver’s space” conducive to concentration while driving with various features and the arrangement of the meters on the dashboard.
The 4WD model has a 1.2L downsized turbo engine and 7-speed sports sequential shiftmatic with CVT. The 2WD model has a hybrid system with a 1.8L engine and motor. It puts out 122ps and gets 30.2km/L (JC08 mode).
All models get the Toyota Safety Sense P collision avoidance package as a standard feature. The price is 2,516,400 to 2,905,200 yen.
(Translated by Greg Scott)