C-HR hybrid could be an important product for Toyota in India; expected launch in 2018
Toyota C-HR is an interesting product that is expected to launch here in 2018. Before that, the Japanese automaker has displayed a hybrid variant of this aggressive sporty crossover. Toyota is yet to launch the C-HR in Indonesian market, but with this model the company will be able to gauge the customer response about this model.
The Toyota C-HR is considered as the most exciting looking crossover from the Japanese car brand in recent times. This model is built on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform. The C-HR stands for Coupe High Rider and if you look at the car closely, it appears like a coupe crossover. The C-HR has received good response in several global markets and in Indian market too it is expected to become successful.
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The Toyota C-HR hybrid model draws energy from a 1.8-litre 2ZR-FXE petrol engine combined with an electric motor. The petrol engine pumps out 98 PS of peak power and 142 Nm of peak torque, while the electric motor generates 72 PS of peak power and 163 Nm of peak torque. For transmission duty, it gets a CVT.
The India-spec Toyota C-HR is expected to come with a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine capable of kicking out around 114 PS of peak power and 184 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual gearbox and an automatic unit will be there as well.
Toyota has been one of the major players in the hybrid car segment of Indian market. Despite high rate of tax after GST, the automaker has announced it will continue selling hybrid models in the country. Upon arrival, the C-HR hybrid will be the next offering from the brand in the environment friendly vehicle segment and it will certainly help the brand to increase its market share. Expect this crossover to be displayed at the 2018 New Delhi Auto Expo and it could be priced between Rs. 13 lakh and Rs. 18 lakh upon launch in the country.
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