Toyota Reveals C-HR Hybrid Specs
When Toyota announced it would discontinue Scion, it also revealed that most of the models in the defunct brand’s lineup would survive the ordeal and be revived under the Toyota badge—all but the poor Scion tC.
Unusually, one of the vehicles that would be transferred from Scion to Toyota was one that hadn’t even been released: the C-HR. It originally debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2015 and had been planned for launch as a Scion model in 2016 before Toyota decided it was better to ax the brand altogether.
We’ve known about the C-HR for some time and seen plenty of it at various auto shows, most notably in Geneva when Toyota revealed the crossover would come with a hybrid variant, though none of the specifics were shared at the time. Now, however, Toyota has finally revealed its market specs for Japan and we’re glad to say that the production C-HR is remarkably similar to its concept sibling.
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Most notably, its hybrid model will pair a 1.8-liter four-cylinder with an electric motor, likely a similar powertrain to that found in the Prius. Base models will come with only a small, 1.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, but we expect that displacement to rise when the car is brought over to the United States. We do like power here.
In Japan, all Toyota C-HR models will come with the Toyota Safety Sense P package, the automaker’s suite of collision mitigation technologies that includes lane departure warning, automatic high beams, radar cruise control, and pedestrian detection.
The US version of the C-HR is expected to launch next spring. Stay tuned for more details of its specifications this fall.
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