At the 2018 Beijing motor show, the Japanese manufacturer has confirmed the production of the all-new 2020 Toyota C-HR. And alongside the standard model, the carmaker should also introduce an electric version of this model. Visually, we don’t anticipate any large changes since it is a relatively new model on the market, and inside the cabin, it could get more equipment and upgraded materials. As well, the safety will be on the high level with a suite of advanced safety systems.
2020 Toyota C-HR powertrain and performance
The upcoming 2020 Toyota C-HR will be powered by the same engine as the current model. It is the well-known 2.0-liter inline-4 unit which is able to produce 144 horses and 139 pound-feet of torque. The engine is coupled to a continuously variable transmission and comes with front-wheel drive system only. Despite the fact that it is classified as the SUV, the C-HR doesn’t offer the all-wheel drive layout. Speaking of the fuel economy, the C-HR gets 27 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 29 mpg combined. Moreover, it can tow up to 3,300 pounds.
On the other hand, according to some news, the new C-HR is expected to get an electric version as well. And in order to be competitive, it should provide the range of at least 250 miles. Furthermore, the hybrid model is also very likely to happen.
Design of exterior and interior
The 2020 Toyota C-HR is a five-door hatchback which features a unique styling with many edges, angles, and sharp lines. The hood, the roof, doors, and nose are all angled and there are elongated and sharp headlamps on the front. Moving to the rear end of the vehicle, we will notice the expressive taillights in a shape of a boomerang.
Inside the cabin, the 2020 Toyota C-HR comes with a two-row seating configuration. The front seats are sufficiently comfortable and supportive while the rear seats might feel a bit tight. The seats are upholstered in cloth and the front ones are manually adjustable. As for the cargo, the C-HR offers the room of 19 cubic feet. However, with the second-row seats folded down, it expands to 36.4 cubic feet.
The dashboard features a diamond pattern and is fitted with an 8.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
The 2020 Toyota C-HR LE model will come with 17-inch wheels, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, dual-zone climate control, cloth seats, daytime running lights, Apple CarPlay connectivity, and advanced safety equipment. The C-HR Limited model will add 18-inch wheels, premium audio system, blind spot monitors, keyless ignition, power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, and fog lights.
As for the safety, it will include active lane control, automatic braking, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warnings. The blind-spot monitors will be optional.
Release date and price
It is not yet confirmed, but the 2020 Toyota C-HR should be presented sometime during next year. The price will most likely stay close to the current ad it starts at around $21,000.