Toyota C-HR Crossover Revealed With Prius Power

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Toyota’s new C-HR crossover has been fully revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

The C-HR is based on the new TNGA modular platform which was introduced with the new Prius. Like that car, the C-HR will be available with the latest 1.8 hybrid system that makes 122 horsepower and produces 90 g/km of CO2. For those who aren’t interested in the hybrid, a 1.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 155 hp will also be available, mated to either a six-speed manual or a CVT.

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Toyota also says a larger 2.0-liter engine will also be available in select markets, though they did not elaborate on which those would be. The U.S. tends to always get the largest engine options, so it wouldn’t be surprising if the small 1.2-liter stays in Europe while the 2.0-liter comes to the U.S. This bigger option is mated exclusively to a CVT.

To go along with its sporty coupe style, Toyota claims that the C-HR’s low center of gravity and multi-link rear suspension will make the crossover fun to drive. It was developed on European roads, as the car’s chief engineer wanted to replicate the driving style of Europeans, which he says is much less stop and go then other places in the world.

Toyota’s safety sense system will be offered with the C-HR, which includes a pre-collision system, lane departure warning, road sign assist, automatic headlights, pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control.

The crossover will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey, the first time that a hybrid vehicle has been built in that country.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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  • Ji Dosha Ji Dosha on Mar 02, 2016

    A 2.0....turbo? :) The looks are there. If the CVT has paddle shifters and aggressive mapping in sport mode, that would make it somewhat interesting.

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    • Ji Dosha Ji Dosha on Mar 03, 2016

      2.0t the Camry will be getting, so it can run on regular gas. It'll lose some power and torque compared to the Lexus 2.0t, but I'll take that compromise.

  • Dean de Leo Dean de Leo on Mar 02, 2016

    Why did Toyota copy the Civic taillights?

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