Toyota C-HR 2018 with no camo shows its badges during test mule on Indian roads

Updated Nov 26, 2023 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

The Toyota C-HR 2018 will come with a 2ZR-FXE 1.8L petrol engine.

Autocar India just published spy shots of the Toyota C-HR 2018 being tested on Bangalore roads, being the first time to appear in India.

The Toyota C-HR for the B-SUV segment made its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, becoming the first SUV to be built on the TNGA scalable platform which had been introduced previously in the Toyota Prius. The model is expected to be set on par with the Ford EcoSport, Kia Stonic, Hyundai Kona, Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V, and Nissan Juke.

Spy shot of the Toyota C-HR 2018 in India

Autocar India just published spy shots of the Toyota C-HR 2018 being tested on Bangalore roads

The test mule had no fear to show off a totally naked body of the C-HR 2018, it even did not put its badges away. Funny enough, many believe this model won’t be for the Indian market, so it’s there in India only for some testing program, I guess. The blue and green stickers on the lower right corner of the back glass imply the tested model came from the Iwate Plant located in Japan.

The Hybrid Synergy Drive badge set on the tailgate confirms the Toyota C-HR 2018 will come with a 2ZR-FXE 1.8L petrol engine which is good for 198 PS and a 1NM electric motor delivering 72 PS. The 4WD drivetrain layout will come exclusively in the Hybrid variant, being good for an impressive fuel economy of 30.2 kpl. For reference, the same hybrid engine is also seen in the Toyota Auris and Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

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Spy shot of the Toyota C-HR 2018 in India

Toyota C-HR 2018 will come with a 2ZR-FXE 1.8L petrol engine delivering 198 PS

The TNGA is a hot potato to rely on; however, Autocar India it won’t be in 2021 that the TNGA-based Toyota Altis can be set available for sale in the country, which means the existing Toyota C-HR is still not for the Indian car enthusiasts to relish yet.

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Image source: Autocar India

Know more about Toyota Prius 2023

Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius is a hybrid compact sedan which helped catapult hybrid powertrains into popularity the world over.Toyota Prius Philippines price is ₱2,339,000 with 1.8 Hybrid CVT as the only available variant

Under the hood, the Philippine-spec Prius uses the 1.8-liter Hybrid Synergy Drive. At maximum, this powertrain can produce a combined output of 121 horsepower and 163 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to its front wheels via an electrically controlled variable transmission (eCVT). 

Size-wise, the 2023 Toyota Prius is 4,540mm long, 1,760mm wide, and 1,470mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,700mm, and a ground clearance of 130mm. 

Locally, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is the Toyota Prius’ sole competitor in the compact car segment. Then again, there’s also the Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid