While the production C-HR was presented earlier this month in European spec at the Geneva show, Toyota won’t be showing the small CUV in New York next week. Instead, it will display a re-heated and re-badged version of last year’s Scion C-HR Concept from the LA Auto Show.
The study, which will join the Toyota-badged GT 86 in the Big Apple, will be followed by the U.S. production version later this year, ahead of its sale date, scheduled for next spring, when it will arrive as a 2018 model.
“We’re very excited to be showing the C-HR Concept as a Toyota and adding it to our line-up next year. The style and substance of the production C-HR will make it a winner in the hottest segment of the industry“, commented the Toyota Division Group’s VP, Bill Fay.
The C-HR is underpinned by the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), which the brand says, is an “innovative and integrated approach to developing new platforms and powertrains“.
Technical specifications on the production C-HR for the North American market, will be announced in the coming months. In Europe, the crossover will be offered with a 1.2-liter turbo gasoline unit, rated at 114 HP, with a 1.8-liter hybrid powertrain from the Prius, delivering 122 HP, while certain markets will also get a 2.0-liter mill, connected to a CVT.
TOYOTA C-HR CONCEPT
EUROPEAN TOYOTA C-HR