Toyota launches new C-HR in Japan

By CARSIFU | 14 December 2016

TOKYO: Toyota has launched the new C-HR compact crossover SUV (sport utility vehicle) across Japan at prices ranging from 2.65 million yen (RM102,330) to 2.9 million yen (RM112,354).

The C-HR's name is derived from Compact High Rider and Cross Hatch Run-about.

The C-HR is the second vehicle that was developed with the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, which aims to structurally transform automobile design in line with the company's goal of the making ever-better cars.

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The C-HR shares the same platform with the fourth-generation Prius (the first TNGA-based vehicle).

In May 2016, the C-HR had completed the 44th 24 Hours of Nürburgring endurance race which was held in Germany.

In Japan, the four-wheel drive version of the C-HR is powered by a 1.2-litre turbo engine mated to a Super CVT-i (Super Continuously Variable Transmission-intelligent) with 7-speed sports sequential shiftmatic.

The two-wheel drive version has a 2ZR-FXE 1.8-litre hybrid powertrain.

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The hybrid version boasts 30.2km per litre fuel efficiency, which is among the highest within the compact crossover SUV class.

On the other hand, the 1.2-litre turbo engine version achieved a fuel efficiency rating of 15.4km per litre.

All grades of the C-HR get Collision avoidance assist package "Toyota Safety Sense P", electric parking brake, three-spoke leather steering wheel, and Smart Entry and Smart Start system.

Higher grades of the C-HR get 18-inch aluminum wheels, LED front fog lamps, Blind Spot Monitor, and Front & Rear Parking Assist Sonar.

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