Although Toyota is a Japanese carmaker, with RHD (right-hand drive) cars in its home market, we only knew the LHD version of the new C-HR. Toyota has decided to correct this injustice by presenting the C-HR that will be sold in Australia. Besides that, the company has also presented many of the colors in which it will be available. The one above is the same one of the production car that has recently been spotted in Japan. But there are many others, such as this metallic dark red.
Front and rear.
It also looks nice in silver.
What about this gorgeous metallic brown?
In yellow, it could give us the impression of being a Nissan Juke, but its design is much better.
And last, the interior with the wheel to the right, as you can see below.
The C-HR is 4.36 m long, 1.80 m wide, 1.56 m high (in its hybrid version) and has a wheelbase of 2.64 m. It is built over the new TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform, the same modular one that is used in the latest Prius. And which will also be used by the next generation Corolla.
The hybrid version uses a 1.8 4-cylinder 2ZR-FXE engine with Atkinson cycle. In the Prius, it produces 71 kW at 5,200 rpm and 142 Nm at 3,600 rpm. Its electric engine generates 53 kW and 163 Nm, but the total output is a disappointing 90 kW. On the other hand, thermal efficiency is said to be around 40%.
If you prefer a more conventional powertrain, it will also be sold with a new 1.2 litre turbo engine, which delivers 85 kW and 185 Nm. It is equipped either with a 6-speed manual gearbox or with a CVT. The other engine option is a 2.0 4-cylinder engine, able to produce 110 kW. Its exclusive transmission is the CVT and it will only be sold in Ukraine and Caucasus initially. Toyota has not released any relevant information on what engine the C-HR will have in Australia.