With the new 2018 Toyota C-HR, this popular manufacturer aims to get other markets in the world, as the opposite of always desirable US one. The reason is the new design which is not in the expected frames of US buyers, tightly connected with the modern and sporty, not traditional and classy. However, other markets, like Germany, has no complaints to the tradition, demanding stable, fast and safety car, which this Toyota surely is.
Made in the base for Scion, 2018 Toyota C-HR SUV is chubby, large car on 18-inch wheels with amazingly larger ends. The front end has a thin line below the hood, which ends with also thin lights and two air intakes on the sides. There is a large mesh on the bottom of the front end and small rounded lights at the ends. Much more interesting is the wrinkled rear end, with two wide spoilers on the truck and end of the roof, trapezoidal rear lights which follow the line of the truck door edge and added protection on the bottom of the rear end. The whole car is robust and wide, has high roofline, almost rounded, and wide rear bumpers. It is big three door trunk with modern ads and parts.
The feeling of wrinkling continues on inside of 2018 Toyota C-HR, mostly because of the specific shape of the dashboard. It is curved at the ends, with a 7.0-inch touchscreen in the middle, and 4.2-inches display between the gauges. Higher trim versions got the leather wrapped steering wheel and seats, while lower ones will be covered with expensive fabric. Buyers learned on comfort and enjoyment will be satisfied with AM/FM/HD radio, Bluetooth, USB portal, Harman’s Aha app, voice recognition, dual climate control, auto-dimming interior mirror, 40/60 splits rear seats and power-folding and heated exterior mirrors. At first, a glance is obvious that this Toyota has a lot of space inside for all passengers. The new RAV4 looks very similar.
2018 Toyota C-HR Engine
The engine which Toyota prepared for 2018 Toyota C-HR is a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine with 144 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque. Paired with CVT automatic transmission it has a feeling of seven-speed automatic transmission. The electrically assisted steering wheel, although planned only for Engaging Sports Mode, should provide better and stable control on the road and for safety and stability is offered a pair of special automated emergency braking system, together with a lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, high beams, pedestrian detection and rearview cameras. Inside of the cabin waits for 10 airbags to protect all passengers in case of a crash.
Knowing that 2018 Toyota C-HR is planned to be a competitor to Nissan Juke and Kia Soul allows us to predict a price similar to those cars. Nevertheless, we should wait for all numbers.