2017 Toyota C-HR – The funky CUV with “emotional” signature on it!
2017 Toyota C-HR is a vehicle that cares.
If the subcompact-crossover segment was a party, then Toyota is the only that’s showing up when everyone else has passed out. That’s how late the company is. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that the 2017 Toyota C-HR before us isn’t a magnificent vehicle.
Toyota built the 2017 Toyota C-HR on TNGA (Toyota’s New Global Architecture. That’s the flexible platform that made its debut with the forth generation Prius of Toyota. At first sight, the C-HR may look like a tough little SUV. The reality is, this is a car-based hybrid that’s actually small. If we are to compare it to the one-size-up RAV4, it’s two inches narrower, 10 inches shorter and 4 inches lower. Yet, the 2017 Toyota C-HR has a great size advantage on the Juke, for example. Compare it with the Nissan however, you’ll see that Toyota packs an extra 4.3 inches of wheelbase and 8.9 inches of length. In addition, the company wants the 2017 Toyota CH-R to match its looks. Let’s hope it will.
2017 Toyota C-HR – The funky CUV with “emotional” signature on it
Everything becomes way more interesting when it comes to the powertrain. Toyota will offer the 2017 Toyota C-HR with 1.2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder as a first choice. The second one is a hybrid powertrain that uses a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder. Nevertheless, we doubt that Toyota will bring these choices to the U.S. Instead, we believe that Americans will receive a 3rd powertrain choice. That’s a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with variable automatic transmission. All-wheel drive will be optional and front-wheel drive will come as standard. Well, that’s pretty much what we have expected.