As we draw closer to The Singapore Motorshow 2017, we take a look at Toyota’s new crossover, the C-HR.
With many on the ground already anticipating that this is their answer to Honda’s quite radically designed HRV, the C-HR features more radical sculpting of sheet metal. C-HR by the way, like many funny Japanese car names, stands for Coupe High-Rider.
Thanks to Toyota’s Deputy Chief Engineer, Hiro Koba, the new car promises to deliver a sporty drive. From radically designed headlamps, to the near-hidden rear door handles, and that forward sweeping C pillar, C-HR does promise to excite. Toyota will not reveal much at the moment, but what we know that during the show, we will be able to view the higher performance turbocharged version, producing 116bhp and a made available low down the rpm range torque of 185Nm, coupled to CVT transmission driving the front wheels. Meaning that that, it will still be able to qualify for the normally cheaper Cat A COE. We believe that there will also be a 1.8 hybrid model. Given that there are the CEVs rebates, you might expect that the 1.8 will be priced competitively.
While it is a compact crossover which directly rivals the Honda HR-V, and in a sense the Nissan Juke, you can be sure that with a 2,640mm wheelbase, the C-HR is longer than the Juke’s 2,530mm and the 2,610mm offered by the HR-V would equate to more interior space.
With its winning bold design, especially from sensible-safe Toyota, we can expect to see plenty of them plying our streets soon.
Check back with us, as we provide you with more updates for The Singapore Motorshow 2017, and be sure to check this car and other cars out at level 3 and 4 Suntec Singapore.
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Tickets are priced at:
$6 for entry during weekdays
$8 for entry during weekends
$10 for entry from 1pm on Thursday (special preview) and $6 from 5pm onward