Upcoming Toyota CHR Crossover Is Coming To India
Likely to be launched by mid 2018, the new Toyota CHR 5-seater crossover could debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo.
Buoyed by excellent response for new Innova & Fortuner, Toyota is now planning to launch a range of new cars in India in the next 2 years. If media reports are to be believed, the Toyota CHR global compact SUV could also make its way to Indian market in 2018. As a reminder, the C-HR concept made its global debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. To be positioned below the Fortuner SUV, the compact crossover will rival the Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV500 and the Hyundai Tucson.
In the name, C-HR stands for Coupe High-Rider, and is a five-door crossover that looks like a coupe crossover. This SUV is based on Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA), which also underpins the new Prius. In fact, the India-bound next-generation Toyota Yaris will also be based on the same architecture. Report further suggests that the C-HR could be the first Toyota car based on TNGA architecture to be developed in India.
Toyota CHR Launch Date In India
The company is yet to make an official announcement on the launch of CHR in India. However, media reports suggest that the SUV could be launched by mid-2018. We expect this coupe-crossover could make its debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. We will update you as soon as Toyota announces anything on the same.
Toyota CHR Price In India
|Minimum||Rs 13 Lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 18 Lakh|
To be launched as premium crossover, the CHR could be priced slightly on higher side. We expect the SUV could be priced around Rs 13 lakh to Rs 18 lakh. It will be positioned between the Creta and Tucson, and will rival a range of products in both compact & premium SUV segment.
Toyota CHR Engine Specifications
|Engine||1.2-litre turbocharged||1.8-litre petrol + Electric Motor|
|Transmission||6-speed MT & AT||CVT automatic|
The exact engines detail for the SUV is yet to be announced; however, the SUV could be offered in both petrol and diesel fuel options. The vehicle is expected to be powered by an all-new turbocharged petrol engine. Globally, the CHR is available in two engine options – a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and a 1.8-litre petrol hybrid. Both powertrains could debut in the India-spec model. While the hybrid motor is claimed to develop a combined power output of 168bhp and 305Nm of torque, the turbocharged petrol engine churns out a maximum power output of 113bhp and a peak torque of 184Nm. Transmission options are likely to include a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic unit.
The vehicle could also get a larger 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that is capable of producing 148bhp of power and 193Nm of torque. It is paired to a CVT unit.
Toyota CHR Dimensions
Dimensionally, the C-HR crossover measures 4,350mm in length, 1,795mm in width and 1,565mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,640mm. It comes with reasonably sized 377-litres of boot space. We expect this crossover to have a ground clearance of around 180mm to tackle Indian roads.