Australian-spec Toyota C-HR revealed
The Toyota C-HR will arrive Down Under early next year (2017) and Toyota has released a handful of images showing what we can expect.
THE TOYOTA C-HR will go on-sale in the first quarter of 2017 and Toyota is promising two “premium” grades will be available.
Toyota Australia’s executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb said the C-HR represents the next step in the evolution of “SUV” because it does not fit neatly into a category of vehicles that originally focused on the ‘U’ for off-road utility.
“C-HR is a car for people who want something special – those who desire the innovative dynamism and emotional appeal that a traditional SUV cannot offer,” Mr Cramb said.
“C-HR advances the very definition of SUV by emphasising the ‘S’ that stands for ‘sport’ and ‘style’,” he said.
“It has four doors and a hatch, but it’s not a hatchback; it’s compact while having a large interior and room for five; it has a high driving position, yet it’s not a boxy off-roader.
“Not only does the C-HR always look like it’s on the move, the new platform and turbocharged petrol engine ensure it delivers an agile driving feel.”
Locally, the top-spec C-HR will be known as the Koba to honor the car’s chiefe engineer, Hiroyuki Koba. Toyota is being coy about specific details but says it will “feature advanced safety features including a pre-collision system with autonomous braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert with steering control, automatic high beam and a reversing camera. Additional features for the top-spec Koba variants include heated seats, a smart entry and start system, privacy glass and 18-inch alloy wheels. Australian models will feature a 6.1-inch touch-screen display and new two-tiered front-seat design.