Early last week Toyota kept us in suspense with video teasers and social media posts for their new vehicle addition, 2018 Toyota C-HR, until they finally revealed it at the Los Angeles Convention Center yesterday. The bad news is that the stylish, athletic and tech-filled all new 2018 Toyota C-HR is expected to arrive at dealerships next spring. So if you fall in love with the details we’re about to share you’ll have to be patient till next year.
This year at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota debuted its stunning C-HR model and it was well-received by the media. The well-design Toyota C-HR, stood out on stage with it’s avant-garde physique; modern, comfortable cabin; and bold, outgoing character. Media just bombarded the vehicle like a paparazzi stampede and Toyota execs were loving it!
What to expect from the Toyota C-HR
In a quick overview, here’s 15 things to expect from the new vehicle addition:
- The C-HR will be available in two grades at launch, XLE and XLE Premium.
- Each model will be equipped with a long list of standard premium features that includes 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, supportive bucket seating, 7-inch audio display, and Toyota Safety Sense P™ (TSS-P).
- The C-HR doesn’t only look great – it’s got the sportiness to impress thanks to Deputy ChiefEngineer, Hiro Koba, who is a diehard racer at heart. He and his team made it their mission to ensure the C-HR exhilarates its driver anytime, anywhere.
- Like its uncanny looks, the C-HR’s comprehensive and cohesive blend of comfort, control, consistency, and responsiveness that was cultivated on the famed Nürburgring is as impressive as it is unique.
- The C-HR evokes universal notions of luxury, attractiveness, sophistication, and strength. Designers translated these traits into a physical form that’s collectively matchless, sexy, muscular, and edgy. From the get-go, they strived to sculpt an urban-dwelling crossover that would effortlessly navigate tight city streets and stand out, with an agile, dynamic expressiveness.
- At the C-HR’s nose, two slim projector-beam halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights wrap deep into its toned shoulders – nearly all the way into the front quarter panels. Because of this, the vehicle looks wider than it is, and possesses an assertive fascia that’s uncommon in the segment.
- The rear is a cohesive melding of its elaborate lines and 3D shapes. The tail lamps protrude outward, and the hatchback – outfitted with a lip spoiler and functional top wing – tapers neatly inboard, adding to the C-HR’s futuristic look, and, once more, surprising girth.
- The XLE standard features include a premium leather steering wheel; power fold and heated mirrors; auto-dimming rearview mirror with backup camera; electric parking brake; and dual-zone climate control.
- The XLE Premium builds upon the XLE’s amenities and adds Blind Spot Monitor and RearCross Traffic Alert; heated front seats; power lumbar driver’s seat; auto fold, heated side mirrors with puddle lamps that project “Toyota C-HR”; fog lamps; and Smart Key with Push Button Start.
- Both grades are equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen display having AM/FM/HD Radio™, Aha™app, USB port and AUX jack, Bluetooth®, and Voice Recognition with voice training.
- The bolstered bucket seats help keep passengers snug and comfortable, no matter their commute’s duration or dynamism. All passengers will appreciate the generous amount of small item storage space and cup holders. Designers used scalloped seat backs, foot well cubbies carved below the front seats, and a chamfered headliner to create a spacious backseat environment.
- The C-HR’s core driving personality incorporates the ingredients of a well-sorted sports car – one that seamlessly melds cunning responsiveness, linearity, consistency, and comfort.
- The C-HR’s ride quality is well-sorted, civilized, and highly capable in absorbing the nastiest of unkempt pavement. The end result is a C-HR that finds itself as at home on congested boulevards as it does on serpentine roads.
- Drivers and passengers will appreciate the powertrain’s fuel efficiency, impressive smoothness, and quiet operation, but they’ll love Sport mode and the simulated 7-speed Sequential Shiftmatic.
- The C-HR comes equipped with standard Toyota Safety Sense P™ (TSS-P). This multi-feature advanced active safety suite bundles cutting edge active safety technologies including Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection function (PCS w/PD) featuring forward collision warning and Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist function (LDAw/SA), Automatic High Beams (AHB), and Full Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC).
Bottom line, Toyota believes this is the type of vehicle that young millennial’s would be attracted to. After all it has style, its sexy and most important – its geeky. We can’t really say how good it is on the road or if it’s comfortable to drive or how it is on mileage since we haven’t had the honor to test it out. Perhaps soon we can share our thoughts on that. We may have to wait till Spring, just like you.
So what do you think, is it something you would drive?