The New 2017 Toyota C-HR is unique character demonstrates the flexibility that the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) gives to vehicle developers in the three key areas of design, powertrain and dynamics, enabling them to deliver a new and fresh take on the increasingly commoditized crossover segment.
2017 Toyota C-HR Interior. A new departure for Toyota, the interior styling represents a new ‘Sensual Tech’ design concept combining high-tech functionality with a sensual and fashionable style. It embodies a driver focused area within an airy, expansive cabin space.
A carefully considered choice of finishes is essential to the harmonious, consistent, one-piece look of the new interior. There are three main surface finishes – leather-like for all background surfaces, a smooth Nappa grain for all touching surfaces and technical grain for all functional elements such as switchgear.
Decorative elements are finished in high-quality piano black and satin silver trim, and the clear blue instrument and switchgear illumination have been carefully fine-tuned to ensure consistency of hue, even on adjacent reflective surfaces of differing colours. This outstanding new interior design is available in a choice of three colour schemes: Dark Grey, Black/Blue and Black/Brown.
2017 Toyota C-HR Exterior. The all-new Toyota C-HR introduces a distinctive styling that brings newfound dynamism and sensuality to the crossover market, combining a coupe-like upper body with the powerful underpinnings of an SUV. 4,360 mm long, 1,795 mm wide, 1,555 mm high (Hybrid) and with a 2,640 mm wheelbase, the production vehicle remains remarkably true to the concept car’s exterior which was first shown at the Paris Motorshow in 2014, and which registered extremely well with target customers.
Reinforcing the link between interior and exterior design, many switches use a similar shape, reflecting the diamond motif of the exterior body shell. The same diamond theme is also visible in the door trim pattern, the headliner, the JBL speaker grilles and tweeter shape, and even the needles of the driver’s analogue instrument dial.
2017 Toyota C-HR Engines and Transmission. 2017 Toyota C-HR is equipped with an engine range that is designed to deliver exactly the fluent, engaging driving behaviour that its customers are looking for. This is most powerfully expressed by the segment-unique, range-topping, full hybrid version, the intrinsic characteristics of which guarantee a smooth, jolt-free ride. Fitted with the latest generation hybrid power plant, the Toyota C-HR generates CO2 emissions as low as 82 g/km – a figure unrivalled within its segment – and returns combined fuel consumption of only 3.6 l/100 km.
Delivering 90 kW/122 DIN hp, this new hybrid powertrain is not only more efficient and lighter than the previous system but also offers sharper performance. Detailed design changes to the engine have resulted in a thermal efficiency of 40% – a world-beating performance for a petrol unit.
This new hybrid powertrain offers the response and the fluidity of a dynamic driving style that particularly suits the Toyota C-HR’s dynamic design philosophy. The Toyota C-HR is also available with a new 1.2-litre turbo engine, which debuted in the Auris. Delivering 85 kW/116 DIN hp and 185 Nm of torque, this unit generates CO2 emission from 125 g/km and returns combined fuel consumption from 5.5 l/100 km. It may be mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a Continuously Variable Transmission. 2017 Toyota C-HR equipped versions are available with either front- or all-wheel drive. And finally, a 2-litre 144 DIN hp/107 kW, 188 Nm CVT-only model will be available for certain markets (Ukraine and Caucasus).