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2018 Toyota C-HR Release Date, Price and Specs

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The most outstanding feature of the 2018 Toyota C-HR is its futuristic design filled with curves and crests. It is a remarkably bold design for the conservative Japanese automobile maker. The hatchbacks might not have been very popular once upon a time, but when they start looking like an SUV, that is a crossover, the dynamics change completely. That is precisely why Toyota has come up with the C-HR.

With the Toyota RAV4 being a highly successful one, the company is hoping that Toyota loyalists all over the world will give it the same love and warm welcome.

It was originally made for the defunct Scion, and that is why the C-HR sports the same stylish and flamboyant design and while it is smaller than the RAV4, it is also more affordable. So if you want a more affordable crossover, then you might want to wait it out for this one.

2018 Toyota C-HR front view

2018 Toyota C-HR – Stylish Exterior and Interior Enhancement

For a small car, the cabin of the 2018 Toyota C-HR is surprisingly very spacious and wide both towards the front and back. The seating is slightly lowered in the front that gives you extra headspace. However, there are plenty of cupholders and trays. Also, the rear seats can be folded to give you more cargo space.

The safety rating agencies haven’t tested the C-HR yet, the Toyota is pretty confident that the model will do well. Expect the basic features like a rearview camera, 10 airbags, forward collision warning, automatic emergency brakes, pedestrian detection, lane departure warnings, and cruise control.

For a hatchback crossover, the 2018 Toyota C-HR is decently equipped. One thing different about this model is that it also has a rear cargo light.

Apart from that, expect a touch-screen audio system, steering wheel with controls and meaningful shortcuts and dual-zone climate control.

2018 Toyota C-HR interior view

Powertrain Configuration

The 2018 Toyota C-HR is powered by 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine. This engine translates into a 144 horsepower and 139-pound-feet of torque. The All Wheel Drive is not offered to the American buyers, it is available in Europe and Japan. It will have the continuously variable transmission or the CVT that pushes the power into the front wheels.

The company has declared that it will give you a mileage of 27/31 mpg on the city/highway.

2018 Toyota C-HR rear

Conclusion, Release Date and Price

The 2018 Toyota C-HR doesn’t come with the AWD option, the car is fun and sporty to drive around. The fact that it has an exciting design helps it stand out from the crowd.

And in spite of satellite, navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay not being offered, the 2018 Toyota C-HR has several other features and advanced safety to keep you well entertained and comfortable throughout the drive. Finally, the release date is set for 2018, with a starting price of $24,000.

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