Toyota C-HR brings first full hybrid subcompact crossover in Geneva


The Toyota C-HR’s 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.

The Toyota C-HR also brings innovation to its segment through the introduction of a hybrid powertrain. Using Toyota’s very latest 1.8 hybrid system, the C-HR’s driving experience is perfectly aligned with modern urban life, and matched to a level of efficiency previously unseen in the crossover segment.

Toyota will also sell the C-HR with a turbocharged 1.2-liter gasoline engine taken from the Auris. It develops 115 hp (85 kW) and works with either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission which has been specifically tweaked for Europe and can be paired to an optional four-wheel drive system. In addition, the subcompact crossover will also be offered in select markets (excluding UK) with a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter engine.

The Toyota C-HR will be built in Turkey and the model will be sold in a number of different continues including the United States.