The 2017 Toyota C-HR Hybrid is a five-door crossover, and it looks futuristic and fashionable. The new vehicle competes against Nissan Qashqai for one of the top positions on the market. Toyota felt the need to introduce the C-HR, mostly because Auris hatchback failed to live up to the expectations. Although it has some positive sides, overall the Auris has been beaten by rivalry cars such as Volkswagen Golf or Ford Focus. You can still purchase an Auris, but it has been time for a change, and the 2017 Toyota C-HR Hybrid brings something different to the table.
Where will it go on sale?
First of all, the Japanese carmaker hopes to sell at least 100,000 units per year in Europe. The European market was supposed to be the only one on which the C-HR would appear. However, others seem to like the car, the Japan and some other parts of Asia will get their share of this model. After that, it is expected that it will go on sale in other markets as well.
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Reports suggest that the 2017 Toyota C-HR Hybrid will employ powertrain with a petrol engine helped with an electric motor. This comes as no surprise since the company believes that this combination is the future of car manufacturing, but also the best path for them and direction in which they want to develop further.
2017 Toyota C-HR Hybrid Engine and Price
Under the hood of the standard version, you can find a 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol unit. This unit is combined with a six-speed manual transmission that sends power to the front wheels. However, the CVT is also a possibility, and it can go with either FWD or AWD. The another option is a 1.8-liter petrol-electric drivetrain. This kind of drivetrain is also offered in Toyota Prius, and the starting price of the car with this powerplant is £23,595, but it can go up to £27,995 if you add few optional features available. Just for the record, the vehicle with 1.2-liter option costs from $20,995.
2017 Toyota C-HR Hybrid vs. Nissan Qashqai
Some of you may not agree with the fact that Nissan Qashqai is the proper competitor, but the reason for this is that both Qashqai and 2017 Toyota C-HR Hybrid are based on C-segment platforms. Moreover, the Toyota is 4.36 meters long, which is nearly the same as the length of a rival from Nissan. However, the Toyota model is equipped with a sloping rear window, indicating that it has less space inside. The cargo capacity with the seats up of Qashqai is 430 liters compared to only 377 liters of space in the trunk in the C-HR. Although Toyota is not quite spacious, the passengers would feel comfortable in the rear seat.
Be that as it may, the C-HR offers a lot of space, especially in the front. In addition, the interior is quite refined, so compared to Auris, it is a far better choice. Since the car was first intended to go on sale in Europe, that is where it is going to be produced.
Well, there are not many remarks when it comes to driving the 2017 Toyota C-HR Hybrid. Even if you try to focus on particular details while driving, you won’t notice much, because the overall ride feel is pleasant. And if you opt for the 1.2-liter powerplant you will enjoy the ride as this unit is capable of producing 113bhp, by the way.
However, taking into consideration that the hybrid version is bought by 7 out of 10 people who opt for the C-HR, we suggest you shouldn’t miss this chance. Despite the hybrid delivers 97bhp and it reaches 60 mph in 11.0 seconds, it is effective and efficient, but the switch between the power and braking modes can be smoother.
2017 Toyota C-HR Hybrid Release Date
The 2017 Toyota C-HR Hybrid is going on sale in January 2017, so you don’t need to wait too long to buy one. Both engine options offer a lot to the driver. Once it hit the market Toyota will battle against Qashqai, which we have already mentioned, and Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 Limited Edition. We believe it is a great family car, so it is something else to consider.
What do you think about the 2017 Toyota C-HR Hybrid?