Having already launched their new, funky C-HR in several markets around the world, it’s time for Toyota to introduce the North American version of the compact crossover to the U.S. and consequently, Canada too.
The North American specification C-HR, which was initially pegged to Scion before Toyota decided to kill the brand, will debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 17.
Toyota hasn’t verified the available powertrains for the C-HR that will go on sale in the States next year, but in other parts of the world, it’s available with two gasoline engines, a 114hp 1.2-liter turbocharged four paired to a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT, and a 142hp 2.0-liter mated exclusively to a CVT, plus a hybrid variant with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder mated to an electric motor producing 120hp.
Front-wheel drive should come as standard, with all-wheel drive being optional.
The Japanese brand calls the C-HR a compact model, but at 171.7 in. (4,360 mm) long, 70.7 in. (1,795 mm) wide and 1,550 mm (61 in.) tall, with a 103.9 in. (2,640 mm) wheelbase, it’s in-between categories, being bigger than the Juke (162.4 in. / 4,125 mm long 99.6 in / 2,530 mm wheelbase), but smaller than the RAV-4 (179.9 in. / 4,570 mm long, 104.7 in / 2,660 mm wheelbase). Honda’s HR-V (169.1 in. / 4,295 mm long, 102.8 in. / 2,610 mm should be one of its closest rivals.
N.A. 2018 Toyota C-HR
International Toyota C-HR