New Toyota C-HR compact SUV revealed

The Toyota C-HR will be based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform and will follow "Sensual Speed Cross” design concept.

By: | Updated: November 21, 2016 4:40 PM
Toyota C-HR to be based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform Toyota C-HR to be based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform

Toyota has revealed the new compact SUV, the Toyota C-HR at the Los Angeles Motor Show in the USA. The vehicle was earlier showcased at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, The C-HR stands for “Coupe High-Rider”, however, the SUV has four doors. The coupe look has been achieved by disguising the rear door handles that have been integrated within the C-pillar.

The Toyota C-HR will be based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, which, according to the company, will improve the chassis rigidity, handling, stability as well as comfort in the vehicle. The front axles are equipped with newly developed MacPherson strut suspension, while the rear gets a double-wishbone suspension. The compact SUV is powered by a 2.0 litre, turbo, four-cylinder engine, which produces 144 hp of maximum power, paired to a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) gearbox. The power generated by the engine will be sent to a four-wheel drive system. The new C-HR measures 1,715 mm in length, 1,455 mm in width and stands tall at a height of 1,500 mm.

The new Toyota C-HR is based on the “Sensual Speed Cross” concept and features a diamond architectural theme that comprises of sculpted and edgy detailing. The instrument cluster features soft pads that have been carried to the door trimmings along with metallic-tone finish to give a premium touch to the interiors. There are advanced features that have also been equipped in the new compact SUV, including Toyota Safety Sense P package offered in all variants. The Toyota Safety Sense P is a collision avoidance assist package that comprises of pre-collision system that detects a pedestrian, radar cruise control with all-speed tracking, Lane Departure Alert with steering control, Automatic High Beam (AHB), Blind Spot Monitor that uses radar and detect vehicles travelling within the vehicle's blind spot, turn signals with LED indicator that light up or flash to warn the driver and Rear Cross Traffic Alert system that Blind Spot Monitor's radar to detect any vehicle approaching the backing path

The Toyota C-HR compact SUV also features turn indicators with 12 LEDs light, eight exterior colour options and 18-inch aluminum wheels. The company will first launch the new Toyota C-HR in Japan and will be available in four grades – S and S-T, G and G-, in both hybrid and turbo engine versions.