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2018 Toyota C-HR

2018 Toyota C-HR
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  • Toyota C-HR
  • Year:
    2018
  • Make:
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  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Transmission:
    CVT
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    120
  • Torque @ RPM:
    130 (Est.)
  • Energy:
    Gasoline/Electric Hybrid
  • Displacement:
    1.8 L
  • 0-60 time:
    9.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    130 mph (Est.)
  • Layout:
    Front Engine; FWD, AWD
  • Price:
    25000 (Est.)
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C-HR should stand for C-segment Hot Rod

Toyota has made a huge splash at the 2016 L.A, Auto Show with its 2018 C-HR crossover debut. This C-segment, coupe-like crossover wears very aggressive styling, especially for Toyota, and offers a peppy drivetrain combined with an advanced suspension system and an honest rack-and-pinion steering system. The C-HR name stands for Coupe High-Rider and is nearly a carbon copy of the Scion C-HR concept that debuted at the 2015 L.A. Auto Show.

The C-HR will come in two trim levels: XLE and XLE Premium. Both are well equipped with all the modern gadgets and amenities, but the XLE Premium comes standard with a slew of active safety systems. Regardless of trim, the C-HR will have 18-inch wheels, dual-zone climate control, front bucket seats, a seven-inch audio display, and Toyota Safety Sense P.

Toyota pushed to make the C-HR handle better than its competition, too. Believe it or not, the C-HR was developed on the Nürburgring in Germany and uses some high-end suspension components to achieve a sporty yet comfortable ride. Interestingly though, Toyota decided to include a Continuously Variable Transmission rather than a conventional, six-speed gearbox or the six-speed manual gearbox found in the C-HR concept.

Despite this C-HR not being a true hot-hatch competitor, this crossover will certainly be one of the most stylish and bold entries in the C-segment class. Not even the Nissan Juke can out-style this Toyota. Naysayers are condemning the C-HR for looking like the Honda HR-V, but we don’t see that many similarities beyond the coupe-like roofline and funky rear doors.

Anyway, let’s have a good look at the 2018 Toyota C-HR.

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2017 Toyota C-HR Hy-Power Concept

2017 Toyota C-HR Hy-Power Concept

The bold C-HR gets more chutzpah!

Launched in 2016, the C-HR is Toyota’s answer to the Nissan Juke and Honda HR-V. Only 4.4 meters (14.4 feet) long, the C-HR is the company’s smallest crossover to date and slots under the already iconic RAV4. The small SUV has received many positive reviews in its first year on the market, mostly being praised for its well-equipped interior, comfortable ride, and sporty interior. But nothing stands out more than its bold and rather unusual styling. Arguably the most exciting small crossover on the market in terms of exterior design, the C-HR became even more striking at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show thanks to a special package by ED2, Toyota’s European design studio. It’s called the C-HR HyPower, and it’s just a concept for now.

Much like most concepts, the HyPower includes features that you can’t normally buy with the regular C-HR. There’s a wild finish for the roof, a special body paint, and orange accents on the outside, while the interior boasts quilted seats and a bright contrast. As the name suggests, this concept car is more powerful than the usual C-HR hybrid. Not much is known at this point, but Toyota did confirm that the show car previews some sort of higher performance drivetrain that will be revealed in early 2018. Let’s have a closer look at the concept in the review below.

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Toyota C-HR Hy-Power Is the Ultimate Hipster Car

Toyota C-HR Hy-Power Is the Ultimate Hipster Car

Previews higher performance hybrid drivetrain

Launched in 2016, the Toyota C-HR is becoming one of the company’s most popular crossover. It has to do with its affordable sticker, compact size, and fuel-efficient engines, but the C-HR also stands out thanks to its outlandish and youthful design. However, a team of designers from ED2, Toyota’s European design studio, thinks that the crossover isn’t wild enough. As a result, it created C-HR HyPower Concept with added features inside and out and a more powerful hybrid drivetrain.

Unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the HyPower Concept is pretty much a customized C-HR. The goal was to create an even more impactful and emotional styling for the already wild-looking crossover, but there’s no official word on whether this project will spawn a higher performance version or a customization program. Still, the C-HR HyPower Concept is an interesting take on the tiny crossover and the design is more than doable in case Toyota votes in favor of a bespoke program.

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Toyota's Doubling Down On The C-HR With Massive List Of Options And Accessories

Toyota’s Doubling Down On The C-HR With Massive List Of Options And Accessories

You’ll never have to worry about having identical C-HR models with other people

Toyota is probably not going to admit this off the bat, but all signs do point to the new C-HR crossover being one of the company’s most important models in recent years. Not only is the C-HR set to become available in three different trims – Icon, Excel, Dynamic – but it’s also the recipient of one of the most extensive lists of accessories and options that have ever been offered on any one of Toyota’s models. They say that a customer’s ability to personalize a car is one of the most important offerings an automaker can have these days. Judging by a number of options Toyota is dropping on the C-HR, that statement at least holds true for the new crossover.

In addition to the three trim options that are available for the C-HR, Toyota is also offering as many as 20 accessory packs and up to 200 unique add-ons for customers in the U.K. Those numbers aren’t exaggerated either because a visit to Toyota U.K.’s new online configurator reveals all these options, allowing customers the unprecedented opportunity to specifically choose which add-on or accessory they’d want to fit into the C-HR. The range of accessories covers so much ground that Toyota even has four segments – Style, Protection, Technology, and Lifestyle – that group them together depending on what category they belong in. From aero kits and foldable baby seats to storage boxes and DVD systems, Toyota spared no expense in giving potential customers of the C-HR to treat the crossover, relatively at least, as their own personal blank canvas.

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Toyota's Street Fighter-Themed Commercial For the C-HR Is The Ad The Super Bowl Should Have Had

Toyota’s Street Fighter-Themed Commercial For the C-HR Is The Ad The Super Bowl Should Have Had

Excuse us for getting a little too pumped up about a car commercial two weeks after the Super Bowl. We’re making an exception here because this ad by Toyota for its new C-HR crossover is that good.

The commercial takes a page from Japan’s rich culture of developing the most iconic video games in history. Toyota, presumably with the help of Capcom, released this commercial of the C-HR for the Japanese market. That’s the not the news here, though. Rather, it’s the treatment of the ad, which puts the C-HR inside the world of Street Fighter II, arguably the biggest and most popular fighting game in history.

The ad starts off with the CH-R lining up to battle Ryu, the Hadouken-throwing protagonist of the video game franchise. But instead of fighting each other, Ryu instead hops inside the CH-R before going on a tour of sorts to the home stages of the game’s other characters. In the process, it gets a car wash from E. Honda in Japan, performs a drift with Blanka in Brazil, and does a wheelie with Zangief in Russia, all before ending up in Thailand to face the game’s final boss, M. Bison.

With Ryu behind the wheel of the CH-R, the crossover somehow defends itself from M. Bison’s attacks by popping up its hood before shooting off some hadoukens from its headlights to finish off the big baddie. Who knew the CH-R came with that option?

It’s an incredible ad that touches on the two things at the core of Japanese culture: cars and video games. It sets up as one of the most memorable we’ve seen this year. And for what it’s worth, that final scene of all the Street Fighter II characters celebrating the CH-R’s win with Ryu polishing it off with a shoryuken uppercut is as fitting a conclusion to a commercial as you can get.

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2017 Toyota C-HR With TRD Aero Kits

2017 Toyota C-HR With TRD Aero Kits

Automaker’s new crossover is brimming with aftermarket potential

For a car that isn’t even available in the U.S. until the spring of 2017, the Toyota C-HR sure is making a lot of appearances in the headlines these days, some of which include the stylized crossover wearing explosive aerodynamic kits. We saw it just last week with the introduction of aftermarket body parts from Modellista and now, we’re seeing it again with a pair of new aero kits, this time from TRD, otherwise known as Toyota’s own in-house performance specialist.

The range of modifications being offered by TRD is as aggressive as the ones that Modellista showed last week, and that’s taking into account how dramatic the design of the C-HR was when it was previewed wearing Modellista’s Boost Impulse Style and Elegant Ice Style aerodynamic packs.

Those kits showed us the aftermarket potential of the C-HR; these two new kits from TRD shows us what the C-HR’s design is fully capable of if those same kits were injected with shots of adrenaline.

The kits are called Aggressive Style and Extreme Style, obvious choices for names given the extent of upgrades they can bestow upon the C-HR. It’s hard to tell though if everyone’s going to be on-board with modifications like these because quite frankly, they’re really not for everyone, at least not for those who opt for more conservative programs.

But if there’s one thing that Toyota has shown us about the C-HR, it’s that the crossover works well with aggressive kits like the two that TRD is offering. Like it or not, the the Aggressive Style and Extreme Style kits from TRD are programs for the C-HR that are meant to give the crossover layers upon layers of styling edge.

On that note, it’s hard to argue against the results.

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2016 Toyota C-HR With Modellista Aero Kits

2016 Toyota C-HR With Modellista Aero Kits

For when sporty and aggressive styling just aren’t enough anymore

Just when you thought the Nissan Juke already holds the distinction of being one of the most stylistically unique crossovers in the market, the Toyota C-HR enters the scene and somehow turns that discussion on its head. The C-HR, by all accounts, is an exercise in proactive design and is the most aggressive looking model Toyota has in its lineup. So what business then does Modellista, Toyota’s design division, has with the C-HR? In the words of nobody famous, “when you’re near the edge, might as well jump over it.”

It’s hard to imagine the already aggressive C-HR be on the receiving end of not one, but two aerodynamic body kits. And yet, our friends over in Japan have never been the bashful types. When there’s an opportunity to emphasize the crossover’s styling dynamics, they do it without hesitation. The result are these two body kit iterations – the Boost Impulse Style kit and the Elegant Ice Style kit – that really push the C-HR’s looks into another level of aggression.

A lot of people may not like these kits because of the perception that they’re a little too over-the-top, especially on a car that’s already a magnet for attention by itself. It’s a valid point and certainly one that has its own set of merits. Than again, there’s also a population of people who get excited over these kind of things and they’re likely the ones who say that too much attention is not enough attention.

Well, be careful what you ask for because these two Modellista kits aren’t messing around. If it’s attention you want, it’s attention you’ll get.

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2018 Toyota C-HR

2018 Toyota C-HR

C-HR should stand for C-segment Hot Rod

Toyota has made a huge splash at the 2016 L.A, Auto Show with its 2018 C-HR crossover debut. This C-segment, coupe-like crossover wears very aggressive styling, especially for Toyota, and offers a peppy drivetrain combined with an advanced suspension system and an honest rack-and-pinion steering system. The C-HR name stands for Coupe High-Rider and is nearly a carbon copy of the Scion C-HR concept that debuted at the 2015 L.A. Auto Show.

The C-HR will come in two trim levels: XLE and XLE Premium. Both are well equipped with all the modern gadgets and amenities, but the XLE Premium comes standard with a slew of active safety systems. Regardless of trim, the C-HR will have 18-inch wheels, dual-zone climate control, front bucket seats, a seven-inch audio display, and Toyota Safety Sense P.

Toyota pushed to make the C-HR handle better than its competition, too. Believe it or not, the C-HR was developed on the Nürburgring in Germany and uses some high-end suspension components to achieve a sporty yet comfortable ride. Interestingly though, Toyota decided to include a Continuously Variable Transmission rather than a conventional, six-speed gearbox or the six-speed manual gearbox found in the C-HR concept.

Despite this C-HR not being a true hot-hatch competitor, this crossover will certainly be one of the most stylish and bold entries in the C-segment class. Not even the Nissan Juke can out-style this Toyota. Naysayers are condemning the C-HR for looking like the Honda HR-V, but we don’t see that many similarities beyond the coupe-like roofline and funky rear doors.

Anyway, let’s have a good look at the 2018 Toyota C-HR.

Continue reading for the full review.

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2018 Toyota C-HR Makes World Debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

2018 Toyota C-HR Makes World Debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

An aggressive-looking rival for the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3

After a series of concept cars, the Toyota C-HR made its official debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in production-ready form, showing us that the Japanese carmaker can build a coupe-like crossover with very aggressive styling. Come November 2016 and the mini SUV made its official production debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The U.S.-spec model will go on sale for the 2018 model year with the same features as in other parts of the world, but with a different drivetrain. While other markets will get to choose between a 1.2-liter turbocharged unit and a hybrid system comprising a 1.8-liter four-cylinder and an electric motor, U.S. customers will have to settle for the 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine, at least in the beginning. The four-banger is good for 144 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque and uses a brand-new CVT to spin the front wheels.

The small crossover will be launched in two trim levels, XLE and XLE Premium. Standard features on the XLE include a leather steering wheel, power folding and heated mirrors, dual-zone climate control, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a seven-inch display, and 4.2-inch screen in the instrument cluster. The more expensive XLE Premium adds heated front seats, blind-spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert, puddle lamps on the side mirrors that project "Toyota C-HR" onto the ground, and push-button start.

The C-HR also boasts numerous safety features, starting with 10 standard airbags, hill-start assist, and rear backup camera. There’s also Toyota Safety Sense P, a multi-feature active safety bundle that includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection function, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist function, Automatic High Beams, and Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, a first in this segment. Optionally, it can be equipped with Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

No word on pricing yet, but the C-HR’s sticker should match those of the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3, which retail from $19,365 and $19,960, respectively.

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