Revealed as a concept car at the Paris Motor Show and the Tokyo Motor Show last year, Toyota is expected to showcase the production version of the C-HR crossover at the upcoming Detroit Motor Show.
Sources have confirmed that Toyota has ambitiously planned to have the C-HR mass produced and sold in 2016. This crossover has been garnering a lot of attention due to the interesting design and the variety of engine options that include a hybrid and a turbocharged petrol engine.
Hybrid power will be generated via a 1.8-litre motor coupled to an electric motor. Power output is expected to be in the range of 121bhp and it will make use of a CVT transmission. A1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine packing 114bhp and 185Nm of torque is also on the cards. Toyota’s C-HR will eventually be offered to customers with the choice of FWD or an optional AWD as an added benefit.
Toyota’s upcoming C-HR looks promising and is expected to attract the consumers, especially in Asia, where the demand for SUVs has been increasing rapidly. When launched in Indonesia, the C-HR will be a strong contender to the likes of the Honda HR-V and Nissan’s Juke.