The 2018 Toyota C-HR is one of the most interesting and unique SUVs on the market. When first released, the C-HR dazzled the audience with its interesting look and unconventional design. However, it lacked a bit in the engine department, as well as in terms of some tech equipment. With the 2018 model, the Japanese automaker aims to fix its most glaring flaws and challenge the Honda HR-V and the Nissan Juke.
2018 Toyota C-HR – More Aggressive and Sporty Look
Without any doubt, the strongest feature of the 2018 Toyota C-HR is its exterior look and design. It doesn’t take too much to realize that the C-HR looks like no other SUV model on the market currently. While the previous C-HR models looked very unique, with the 2018 model, it seems Toyota wants to shift that uniqueness towards a more aggressive and sporty look. Obviously, the SUV preserves that famous “diamond’ design theme, albeit with some notable improvements and modifications. When it comes to the most notable highlights, we need to mention oversized and swollen fenders, revamped 3D taillights that protrude from the vehicle, hidden rear door handles and a more aggressive-looking rear spoiler. Additionally, the new C-HR also features sporty 18-inch alloy wheels and projector beam headlights.
Interior and Equipment
Inside, the 2018 Toyota C-HR is more focused on delivering a pleasant and convenient experience, instead of dazzling the customers with opulent luxury. Overall, the interior feels clean and uncluttered and it sports soft-touch materials, diamond-shaped themes and comfortable, yet athletic-looking seats. When it comes to the interior space, the C-HR will offer ample headroom and shoulder room, but not so much legroom. The cargo space is decent and comparable to the available space offered by other models in the class. The dashboard is ergonomic, with conveniently placed buttons and controls. It also offers a nice combination of gloss and matt finishes, with some chrome touches, here and there. In the tech department, the C-HR will feature a 7-inch touchscreen, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a satellite radio, a six-speaker sound system. Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.
Engine Specs and Performance
The 2018 Toyota C-HR will rely on a single engine variant for its power. The engine in question is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, which is capable of outputting 144 horsepower and a max torque of 140 lb-ft. It will come paired with a brand-new CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), as well as a front-wheel drive. With this engine, the Toyota aims to increase the SUV’s fuel efficiency and improve its acceleration. Its EPA is rated at 27/31 mpg in city/highway conditions and 29 mpg combined.
Release Date and Price
The Japanese automotive giant will most likely release its 2018 Toyota C-HR by mid-2017. The pricing will start at $25.000 and will go up for any additional features and equipment.