The follow up to the first-generation Toyota C-HR has been officially teased by the global automaker and will come to Australia in the “coming years”
Most importantly for Australia, Toyota stated that it is looking forward to introducing the full-production version into Australia in the coming years.
While the concept accentuates design inspiration from the current C-HR, features such as a slimmer grille and headlights, along with tri-colour paintwork differentiate it from the past.
The Japanese automaker has said that both hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains will be announced at launch, however there is no word yet about a fully-electric version.
The first-generation C-HR small SUV was launched in Australia in 2016 and, since that time, has become recognisable for its quirky looks and futuristic design.
At last count, Toyota had sold 7409 C-HRs since the beginning of 2022, up from the 6074 units sold in the same time frame during 2021. However, the C-HR is still some way off its major rivals in the small-SUV segment such as the Hyundai Kona and Mazda CX-30.
If Toyota’s product cycles are anything to go by, the current C-HR could stick around until 2024 or 2025.
Currently, the C-HR is available in GXL, Koba and GR Sport trim levels. The range starts from $30,915 before on-road costs for a GXL front-drive petrol and tops out at the high-spec C-HR Koba hybrid that is priced from $37,665 before on-road costs.
Two powertrains are offered for the current C-HR – a 1.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine or a 1.8-litre four-cylinder hybrid setup.
Outputs for the non-hybrid variant are 85kW/185Nm, while the hybrid version produces 90kW combined.
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