Phlegmatic attitude – that’s what the all-new 2018 Toyota CHR is all about. All that persistence of Toyota has finally shown up in this model as its moniker, Coupe High-Rider itself is adequate to rev up hearts.
Toyota CHR is a portmanteau of subcompact hatchbacks and crossover as it has a shuffled proportion of ride height and overall styling. The result is an astonishing look that’s equally adept with a promising performance. And as to competitor, vehicles like Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V and KIA Soul are definitely going to have a tough time.
Powertrain and Performance
The powertrain of this Toyota CHR 2018 has been adopted to put out an efficient performance while keeping sportiness at play. The powerhouse is a 2.0-liter inline 4 that churns out 144 HP and 140 lb-ft of torque. There’s a CVT which sends engine power to the front wheels. Unfortunately, there’s no option for an all-wheel drive. Drivers get to choose between 3 driving modes – Sport, Normal and Eco.
This new Toyota CHR 2018 is supposed to have a better handling than most other small models as it is a part of Toyota TNGA global-car family link.This is also an indication to the fact that 2018 CHR will share its underpinnings with Toyota Prius.
The makers are reported to focus on response and articulation when it comes to road manners. This should be just about done by using Sachs dampers in the front strut along with a thick stabilizer bar. Similarly, these new Sachs dampers are to be integrated in the rear suspension too. At all, the improved chassis and drivetrain should cater a smooth riding pleasure.
Exterior styling is the parameter where this 2018 Toyota CHR gets the most credit. It has a low stance and a mean look up front. The headlights, front bumpers and dynamic hood characterize a beefed look. There are stylistic air vents in the lower fascia which wear fancy chrome finishers. The front bumper features clean plastic claddings which repeat throughout the entire body edges including the wheel arches.
2018 Toyota CHR Side
Also, these wheel arches stick out from the body which adds a certain degree of sportiness. Things get more interesting on the rear fascia as Toyota has laid out an aggressive design. The tailgate, rear overhang and fin-like spoiler share the same aerodynamic stance. The taillights are C-shaped and are aggressively flanked with sharp edges. 2018 Toyota CHR Interior and Safety
The interior cabin is just as fascinating too. The cabin’s entire cockpit is driver-centric as most controls have been ergonomically arranged. There’s a clean layout on the dash with a mixed hue of matte and gloss finish. The 7.0-inch infotainment display sits upright on the dashboard and a 4.2-inch multi-functioning secondary display sits between the gauges in the instrument panel. Moreover, seats in the front are heated and even integrate power reclining.
Also, USB and aux jack, AM/FM/HD radio, keyless start, dual-zone climate control and auto-dimming interior mirror count as essential features in this cabin.
Price and Availability
Toyota hasn’t officially come up with pricing and speculations are that this 2018 Toyota CHR price around $30,000 when it hits the dealership during 2017.