2017 Toyota C-HR Release Date
Toyota is due to reveal its brand new small crossover at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Namely, the 2017 Toyota C-HR will be that new model that was first previewed as a concept vehicle at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Shortly after its launch in Geneva, the C-HR crossover is expected to go on sale for the 2017 model year. While some believe that the upcoming model should be sold as the 2017 Toyota C-HR, others suggest that it’s more likely to make its debut as the 2017 Toyota Auris Cross.
2017 Toyota C-HR Design and Specs
Back in 2014 at the Paris motor show, the concept was actually premiered as a hybrid-powered compact crossover. Toyota used that occasion to announce its intention to enter the compact crossover segment in the near future. According to the company’s press release, the new CH-R was meant to offer “head-turning looks, agile driving dynamics and advanced powertrain”.
The C-HR concept came riding on a new platform, stretching 4,350 mm in length, 1,850 mm in width and 1,500 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,640 mm. While the concept arrived with only three doors, the production-ready version should be offered as a five-door model. The 2017 C-HR will fit in right below the RAV4 SUV, as far as Toyota’s SUV lineup is concerned. When it comes to the new crossover’s main rivals, it is expected to take on the Nissan Qashqai crossover as soon as it arrives on the market. The two models are expected to feature similar dimensions, interior design and technology.
While the C-HR concept came with the hybrid powertrain only, the 2017 Toyota C-HR is expected to offer multiple engine choices. Although we’re awaiting more detailed specifications, rumor has it that its engine range is likely to include gasoline and D-4D diesel units. Of course, there will be the 2017 Toyota C-HR Hybrid powered by a gas-electric system. The entry-level model will be available with FWD, while AWD should come optional.
2017 Toyota C-HR Price
Toyota’s official pricing details are yet to be released, following the detailed specifications. Anyway, the 2017 Toyota C-HR will certainly come cheaper than the Toyota RAV4. Its pricing will depend mostly on the engine range it receives.