Toyota C-HR coming to the U.S. next spring

Toyota recently unveiled the stylish C-HR crossover at the Geneva Motor Show and the company has officially announced plans to offer the model in the United States.

Set to go on sale in the spring of 2017, the 2018 C-HR is being billed as the perfect vehicle for “yuccies” who are described as the “young urban creatives” who helped to inspire the model’s design.

Since the production model won’t arrive for another year, Toyota will showcase the C-HR concept at the New York Auto Show. It’s a slightly odd decision but the company confirmed plans to introduce the production model later this year.

Toyota is keeping specifications under wraps but the Euro-spec model rides on the company’s new TNGA platform and can be equipped with three different engines. The entry-level variant has a turbocharged 1.2-liter engine that produces 115 horsepower and can be connected to either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission. The model can also be equipped with a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter engine and a hybridized 1.8-liter engine that develops 122 hp.

It remains unclear which engines will be offered in the United States but full details will be released later this year.

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