The 2020 Toyota C-HR is the smallest crossover by the Japanese carmaker. After the release in 2016, next season we will see the first larger update of the vehicle. A mid-cycle refresh will bring some interesting news. First of all, the crossover will be launched as an all-electric model in China. Don’t worry, the worldwide edition will arrive soon after the initial unit. Greener car will be able to offer a class-leading range.
That is not all. The subcompact crossover is also getting a new infotainment system. Entune is heading into a new generation. More features and equipment are waiting for owners of the 2020 Toyota C-HR. most notable additions are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The revisit of the interior will create more space. Exterior will take small cosmetic updates. Powertrain range remains the same. For now.
2020 Toyota C-HR EV Will Be Launched In China
The major update for the 2020 Toyota C-HR comes for China. This is one of the fastest growing markets in the world. While the country has problems with pollution, more and more vehicles are being available there in hybrid and electric variants. The 2020 Toyota C-HR EV is the latest one we will see only in China. Of course, if the model succeeds, it will be soon available in other major markets as well.
Specs of this crossover are not official yet. We will have to wait for the next big car show in China to find out more about the 2020 Toyota C-HR EV. So far, we know that in this country sales of electrified vehicles, including plug-in hybrids jumped to 150,000 units in 2018. The C-HR is not the only model getting such powertrain.
The company announced there will be a total of 10 new cars with either EV or PHEV systems available in China next season. Fans can expect it in the US during 2021. By then, the new generation of the subcompact crossover could be launched.
New Infotainment System with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
In 2018 we saw first Toyota’s cars with Apple CarPlay service. Nevertheless, there were only a handful of models to offer you such a feature. However, it was just an announcement of the way the Japanese company is going. Now, the carmaker adds the other big platform for smartphone integration and connectivity – Android Auto. Both these features will be part of the brand-new Entune infotainment system.
The next-gen service will include navigation, upgraded voice controls, Amazon Alexa, and many more options. Of course, the 2020 Toyota C-HR will get the latest version of the Entune system. This is Toyota’s platform, and for a long time, the company didn’t want to integrate other concepts. But, a car without Apple CarPlay or Android Auto nowadays is an old-timer.
2020 Toyota C-HR Specs
Toyota C-HR is underwhelming with power. Well, we can’t expect some big outputs from a subcompact crossover. Its 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is capable to produce 145 hp. The same output we find in its big rival, Nissan Rogue Sport (overseas known as Qashqai). A CVT automatic transmission sends power to front wheels. The system consumes 27/31 mpg. Next season the 2020 Toyota C-HR AWD is becoming available for the US buyers. In this case, the fuel economy will be worse, but the crossover will come with better handling and maneuvering.
Before the all-electric model steps into the US market, the 2020 Toyota C-HR will offer a hybrid engine. Again, this kind of drivetrain is available in Europe, but it pairs electric motors with a 1.8 engine. The hybrid technology improves gas mileage, but the crossover needs 11 seconds to reach 60 mph. It also can’t go faster than 110 mph. C-HR hybrid can produce 96 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque. This is just not enough for the demanding US buyers. The crossover needs to put up some muscles to meet the efficiency requirements of the largest market in the world.
The speed of changes in the subcompact SUV world is incredible. These vehicles are true family cars that are excellent for everyday commuting. Well, the 2020 Toyota C-HR is not going to offer too much power, but the mileage is what makes it so special. After six years, some experts expected the new series, but Toyota has other priorities. Whatsoever, we won’t wait for too long after 2020 to see the third generation of the subcompact SUV.
2020 Toyota C-HR Prices
We are expecting updates on the new 2020 Toyota C-HR EV to see what to expect from the US model. It will be more expensive than the regular model. Still, it is not going to be available here so soon. Until then, the LE petrol model remains the entry-level crossover with a price tag of $22,000. Buyers can pick upper trim levels – XLE for $24,000 and Limited for $27,000. The AWD version will add around $1,000 to each configuration you want to purchase. Although it is the most packed version, Limited edition will offer a few extra packages to upgrade the overall impression.