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.
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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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