Toyota C-HR has been spotted doing some test rounds near Bengaluru. The car is based on company’s new TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform that also underpins the all-new Corolla. We can expect it to make its launch not before 2020 or 2021 and likely to come powered by a hybrid powertrain.
It is the design that will surely catch the eye of the Indian buyers, the crossover gets a sporty and aggressive appearance with bulging wheel arches, crease starting from the edge of its headlamp and running all the way to the rear arch, smooth yet sport roof-line and not to forget the boomerang taillamps. As crazy it is on the outside, the interior is no different. The dashboard design is very interesting with its minimalist style. Even after having a sloping roof-line the car is not relatively loosing out on space for the headroom and with its unique seat positioning, it will have a decent amount of legroom.
The interesting part comes under the bonnet, Toyota C-HR crossover is expected to come packed with a hybrid powertrain with a 1.8-litre petrol engine and electric motor that will produce a combined power 120bhp. As the torque figures on the model would be high, expect it to be zippy drive and with its hybrid system, there is no doubt that the C-HR would be a fuel efficient product as well.
Depending on the demands, Toyota would either assemble or manufacture the car, to keep the price in check. And could also help speeding up in the adoption of hybrid vehicles in the country.
Source: Autocar India