Recently Toyota’s hybrid, compact SUV, the C-HR (Coupe High Rider) has been seen outside Bengaluru testing. Its around 2020 or 2021 the car will hit the Indian roads. The sporty compact SUV is based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). Its going to be the second car launched under this platform after the all new Corolla. The sleek, projector headlights with LED DRLs, the coupe-style roofline and a neatly placed rear door handle along with an aggressive rear spoiler, bulbous tail lamps and chiseled bodywork does for the exterior features of the SUV.
The car usually runs on a 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve with Valvematic engine, which produces 144 hp of power at 6100 rpm and 188 Nm of peak torque at 3900 rpm. But the hybrid model will have a 1.8-litre petrol and electric motor which churns out a combined power of 122hp.
The all electric version of this car was unveiled in April at the Beijing Motor Show. 140,000 electrified vehicles were sold in China by Toyota last year. The company has decided to open a new battery testing facility in China by 2020. The hybrid might be a pioneer for the electric vehicles so that it can do away with all the diesel or petrol run cars in future, in turn improving the fuel economy.
C-HR has the dimensions, 4360 mm in length, 1795 mm in width and 1565 mm in height. The car rides on 18.5 inch alloy wheels, for the higher trim models. The boot space of the car is 370 liters. Leather wrapped interiors, 8-inch infotainment system, 9 speaker JBL sound system and sporty steering wheel adorns the interiors of the car. The collision warning system, pedestrian detection, road sign assist and adaptive cruise control feature will not be offered in the Indian variant. The car will come at a price range of Rs. 11 lakhs to Rs. 14 lakhs.
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