Toyota C-HR Spotted Testing – Could This Radical SUV Work In India?

Toyota C-HR Spotted Testing could be at least 2.5 years away from market launch

At the outskirts of Bengaluru, the Toyota C-HR has been spied doing test runs. This is a radical looking SUV and it is expected to be on Toyota’s line up in India, in the future. Toyota had first launched the C-HR back in 2016 in the Chinese market. The C-HR is based on the companies new TNGA ( Toyota New Global Architecture ) platform and this model will also be powered by a hybrid powertrain. Well, the C-HR won’t be the first model to be launched in India with the TNGA platform, the all-new Corolla is also based on the same platform.

Aesthetically, the Toyota C-HR gets a unique design and funky looks. On the front end, it comes equipped with swept-back headlights which also holds the LED Daytime Running Lights. Moving towards the rear, we can notice that the C-HR gets sloping sporty coupe-like roofline and adding to those funky looks are the high mounted boomerang shaped all LED tail lamp unit. Looking at the overall design of this crossover we can say that this is one of the most radical-looking models to come out from Toyota’s stable.

Moving towards the interiors, you must be wondering if the sloping roofline will affect the headroom? Well, the headroom isn’t cramped despite the sloping roofline. Toyota will be offering the C-HR with all black interiors and it will also get some colored accents. The C-HR will come equipped with a twin-pod instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment system. Also, it will get a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel which can control the infotainment system.

Although the All-new Corolla which shares the same platform, it was supposed to come with a hybrid powertrain. Powering the Toyota C-HR will most likely be a hybrid powertrain, which will be a 1.8-litre petrol mill and a combination of an electric motor. This hybrid powertrain is expected to generate 122 horsepower and 305Nm of twist. With the combination of both the petrol mill and electric motor, the fuel efficiency will increase.

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As of now, there isn’t confirmation on the launch dates, but it is expected that the Toyota C-HR will be launched between the year 2020 and 2021. Depending on the demand, Toyota will plan to locally assemble or manufacture the car.


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