Toyota C-HR is new hot crossover, was announced by one of the leading engineers of the brand Hiro Koba. According to him, initially the company had no intention to make such a car, but because of increased demand for sporting crossovers recently, the brand plans were reviewed. The intentions of the Japanese manufacturer is the vehicle to be ready by the end of next year, while the market appears in 2018. The main competitor of the sports C-HR will be the Nissan Juke in its version developed by the division Nismo.
“I can only say that now I was able to drive the sports version of Toyota C-HR, as yet it next month to take part in endurance race track Nurburgring”, said Koba.
Sports modification of the C-HR will be equipped with 1.5-liter gasoline turbo engine, whose power is 180 hp. Presented earlier this year standard model relies on turbo engine capacity of 1.2 liters and 115 hp, and the 2.0-liter naturally aspirated unit. By the end of the year, Toyota will offer a hybrid version of the model with a combination of 1.8-liter engine and electric motor. Crossover is available as only with front-wheel drive and a four-wheel drive.