Toyota no doubt is hoping to create more growth next year with the C-HR, which stands for Coupe High-Rider and "represents a leap forward in design, manufacturing and engineering", while carrying on the Scion C-HR concept's "avant-garde physique". To put in perspective how serious Toyota is, the C-HR was actually developed at the famous Nurburgring race track.
Underneath the wildly creased sheet metal, the C-HR rides on the same Toyota New Global Architecture platform used by the Prius hybrid. With its sloping roofline and aggressively raked liftgate, the C-HR has the look of a modern hatchback.
Key styling features include slim projector-beam halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights extending almost to the C-HR's front-quarter panels; deep, curving character lines that come out of a large Toyota badge and run below windows and above the rear wheel into the C-pillar; and in the rear of the vehicle protruding taillamps and an inward tapered hatch.
At launch, the USA -spec C-HR will be offered in two trims: XLE and XLE Premium. The headlights use projector beams and it also has LED daytime running lights.
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Inside, the C-HR is equipped with an uncluttered, driver-oriented interior featuring diamond-shaped themes, soft-touch materials, and sport-bolstered front seats. The Premium version adds heated front seats, a power lumbar adjustment for the driver's seat, puddle lamps, foglights and push-button start.
The naturally aspirated 4-cylinder gas engine makes a modest 144 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque sent to the front wheels through a CVT with a manual mode, Toyota said. That being said, in the USA the vehicle will only be up for grabs with a typically aspirated 2.0-litre with 144 horsepower coupled with a leading CVT transmission that drives the front wheels, according to CarScoops.
Despite what appears to be a power deficit, Toyota says it wants the new C-HR to exhilarate its driver, and equates the vehicle's handling to "a well-sorted sports auto".
With the US market's insatiable appetite for crossovers, the 2018 Toyota C-HR shouldn't have a problem finding homes as long as buyers can get over-or even learn to love-the small CUV's unconventional design. A newly developed MacPherson strut front suspension and all-new double-wishbone rear suspension will combine with a low centre of gravity, high body strength, and low weight to deliver sporty handling. A 7-inch infotainment screen sits on top of the dash, tablet-style, like the Germans do it. The multimedia system includes a USB port, auxiliary jack and Bluetooth connectivity but not Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone mirroring.