2017 Toyota CH-R – These are the latest spy photographs of a new subcompact crossover from Toyota. Designed to go up against rivals like the Chevrolet Trax, Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke, the new Toyota model, whatever it ends up remaining labeled, ought to be unveiled in early 2016 forward of a showroom debut by the drop of that year. This means we must always see it arrive as a 2017 model.
The new crossover will journey on Toyota’s TNGA platform, a light-weight, strong design that manufactured its debut in the not too long ago discovered 2016 Toyota Prius. That can help distinguish it from rivals, Toyota is very likely to provide its model with a hybrid system.
We know this mainly because of the C-HR concept car at first unveiled at the 2014 Paris Auto Show and afterwards yet again in up to date type at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. The funky concept was explained to feature a hybrid powertrain.
Look for Toyota’s new crossover to also include traditional powertrains. If it ends up being available in the USA, be expecting the base choice to be a four-cylinder paired with a CVT.
The C-HR also previewed the styling we can be expecting on the new crossover, although as the spy shots validate the generation model will feature a significantly less radical shape and a five-door configuration. It ought to still feature the concept’s coupe-like profile and blacked-out C-pillar, nevertheless, the latter assisting to kind the ever-popular ˜floating roof’ search.
Note, Toyota isn’t the only automaker aiming to join the segment. Volkswagen is preparing a subcompact crossover of its own, which we’re expecting for being launched in the future year or two.