The Toyota Company has launched its all new model-the 2018 Toyota C-HR. Although it is a small hatchback which is not available with an all-wheel drive, the car maker still refers to it as a crossover. With this new model, the Japanese Company has tried to make something different and unique in already crowded and competitive compact SUV class.
So, the brand new Toyota C-HR will appear with distinctive styling and nicely designed and functional cabin. As well, it will be easy to handle and it will offer a wide list of standard safety systems. However, the new C-HR will be a bit tight for the rear passengers and its acceleration will not be impressive at all. Furthermore, it will lack in smartphone technology and the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay won’t be available.
The upcoming Toyota will appear in two trim levels: XLE and XLE Premium. Its main rivals on the market will be Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Kia Niro and Nissan Juke.
2018 Toyota C-HR engine and performance
The new 2018 Toyota C-HR will arrive with one engine option under its hood. It will be a 2.0-liter inline-4 which will be able to make 144 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque. The engine will pair with a continuously variable transmission. The front-wheel drive system will be standard. Unfortunately, the all-wheel drive configuration won’t be available. As for the fuel efficiency, the new Toyota gets 27 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg combined.
Design of exterior and interior
The new 2018 Toyota C-HR will ride on the same platform that underpins the new generation of Prius model.
Speaking of the exterior, the C-HR will receive very attractive, unique and handsome design. The whole body will feature expressive lines, edges and curves. The front end will be dominated by the elongated headlamps with LED daytime running lights and large bumper. On the rear, we will see attractive taillights in a shape of boomerang and a rear spoiler which will make it more aerodynamic. The new Toyota will ride on 18-inch sporty alloy wheels.
Compared to the other small hatchbacks, the interior of the 2018 Toyota C-HR is surprisingly spacious and offers one of the better cabins in the class. Both front and rear passengers will have plenty of headroom but the rear occupants might feel a bit crowded. The cargo space is solid and if you need more space, the rear seats can split. The cabin will feature all-black design with diamond pattern. The dashboard will get a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen with audio system.
As for the equipment, all the trims will come standard with dual-zone climate control, power windows, lock and mirrors, Bluetooth, USB etc. Speaking of the safety, it will be provided with 10 airbags, a rearview camera, lane departure warning, lane- keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and so on.
Release date and price
The 2018 Toyota C-HR should arrive sometime in 2018. As for the price, the XLE should start at around $22,500 while the XLE Premium should be around $24,350.