2019 Toyota C-HR Launches Hybrid in the US

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The smallest crossover in the Toyota family is C-HR. Its name stands for Compact High Rider. And it surely best describes the SUV. The upcoming 2019 Toyota C-HR is not going to disappoint. This vehicle, although it belongs to subcompact class, is pretty spacious. Well, not as its bigger siblings, but the layout can hardly be better. Furthermore, the interior is packed with the latest technologies. To fix the mistake from the previous season, smartphone connectivity is a priority. So, in the 2019 year model, we will find services for two major platforms, Apple and Android.

Exterior and engine room are nothing less exciting. The appearance of the 2019 Toyota C-HR is strong and bold. However, many people will like it, and many won’t. The biggest news for upcoming crossover is a hybrid engine for the US market. With it, the C-HR will join Rav4 and Highlander in this class. All in all, we are looking for more updates about specs of this SUV.

2019 Toyota C-HR

2019 Toyota C-HR Interior

The cabin of the subcompact crossover is magnificent. No one would ever guess it is so small vehicle from the cabin. The 2019 Toyota C-HR will keep the similar layout and add few more features. Depending on trim levels, buyers will find plenty of equipment. However, the current model lacks Android Auto and Apple CarPlay services. Due to complaints, Toyota sets adding these features as the priority for 2019 C-HR.

Toyota C-HR Trim Levels

Difference between European and the US market is so obvious with an offer of trim levels for 2019 Toyota C-HR. While there are only two vehicles in North American dealerships, European customers can choose between nine. The XLE is entry-level, and XLE Premium are other solution in the United States. In Europe, buyers will have a wider choice, including four hybrids C-ENTER, C-LUB, C-ULT, and C-HIC. The only trim that doesn’t appear in plug-in variant is C-ITY.

2019 Toyota C-HR rear

2019 Toyota C-HR Specs

Under the hood of the 2019 Toyota C-HR, we will find a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder drivetrain. A CVT transmission offers an intelligent mode of changing gears. Through this box goes up to 145 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque. Another weakness of this SUV is lack of all-wheel drive. It comes exclusively with FWD and mileage around 30 mpg.

On the other hand, European models will offer 2WD and 4WD. There, 1.2-liter turbo engine is mated to either 6-speed manual or Multidrive S transmission.

Toyota C-HR Hybrid Coming to the US

Subcompact crossover is using a 1.8-l hybrid engine in Europe. This one could be the first option for the North American edition of a plug-in vehicle. It will double figures on the mileage output, making the 2019 Toyota C-HR hybrid run 60 mpg. However, Toyota could place some other engine there. Existing 2.0-liter petrol unit could be electrified also.

2019 Toyota C-HR concept

2019 Toyota C-HR Price

Updates on the 2019 Toyota C-HR shouldn’t affect the price. In the US, this compact crossover costs $23,500. Premium model boosts the price to $25k. In the UK, Toyota offers C-HR for around 20,000 pounds, while in the EU, buyers can get a hybrid for 30k euro.


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