Toyota presents the second generation C-HR at the end of the year.
Seven years have passed since Toyota created a completely new design language with a new SUV model in the compact segment. The tall coupe, known as the C-HR for short, scared away some regular customers, but it also won new customers. For 55 percent of buyers, design was the main reason, 59 percent were new customers of the Japanese giant. The premiere of the second generation is imminent, the first copies should arrive in Austria at the end of the year.
New design and electric drives
In addition to the revised design, which was more rounded than its predecessor, especially in the rear, the C-HR got three improved versions of the engine, electric, of course. You can choose between a front-wheel drive vehicle with a 1.8-liter petrol engine and an electric motor in the front (140 hp, standard consumption from 4.6 to 5 liters), a hybrid with a 2-liter petrol engine and an electric motor (198 hp, with front-wheel drive from 4.6 to 5 liters or as an all-wheel drive vehicle with a capacity of 4.8 to 5.2 liters) and a plug-in variant with a consumption of 223 liters and less than one. The maximum range in electric mode is 66 kilometers thanks to the 13.8 kWh battery.
The innovative features of the Toyota C-HR
Toyota technicians say the C-HR was not only developed for European customers in terms of design, but also driving aids and connectivity. The user experience is completely oriented towards personalization, linking the car to a smartphone allows many functions to be controlled via apps, voice control or the new (12.3-inch) touch screen. But equally important was given to agile handling. Driving aids (Toyota Safety Sense) have been upgraded and expanded, such as preventing acceleration if there is a risk of collision or proactive driving assistance. Toyota’s efforts to reduce environmental pollution are also reflected in the materials used: twice as many recycled plastics are used as in its predecessor – for example. B. Seat cover fabric made from recycled PET bottles.
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