India-Bound Toyota CH-R SUV has been showcased at the ongoing GIIAS 2018 in Indonesia in its latest avatar
Amidst a number of concepts, Toyota has brought its wide range of portfolio to the ongoing 2018 GIIAS (Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show) and one of the highlights being the C-HR. Having been spied earlier, it holds plenty of importance for our domestic market and could be launched in the near future.
Debuting as a concept in 2014 at the Paris Motor Show, Toyota broke covers off the production C-HR (Coupe High-Rider) that rivals Nissan Juke and Honda HR-V in the international markets two years later. Taking concept’s design in majority, the C-HR boasts razor sharp design cues and is built on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform.
It is a highly popular model for Toyota globally and was the most sold SUV in Japan last year. It could become the second vehicle based out of TNGA platform in India after the Corolla. The C-HR is expected to rival upcoming Honda HR-V, Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson, seven-seat Tata Harrier and the likes.
The top-of-the-line C-HR derives power from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which is good enough to produce 142 hp and paired to a CVT automatic transmission. However, the configuration is limited to only a few markets. Instead, India could get a 1.8-litre engine connected to an electric motor with combined fuel economy of 33.37 kmpl.
Apart from them, the C-HR is also propelled by 1.2-litre turbo petrol pumping out 114 hp. It has option of a six-speed manual and a CVT auto with all-wheel-drive in select variants. The premium SUV has 4,360 mm in length, 1,795 mm in width and 1,550 mm in height and measures wheelbase of 2,640 mm.
The C-HR comes equipped with eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Touch 2 multimedia connectivity, piano black and satin silver finish, Lane Departure Alert, Auto High Beam Assist, Pre-Collision function with Road Sign Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and so on.