Toyota might be selling the Innova & Fortuner in good numbers to generate profits, but in the segments below, the brand doesn’t really have a star product. Toyota needs a smaller SUV, a segment where almost every brand has a offering and the market demand is good as well. Now, the Toyota C-HR was spotted testing on Indian soil, and could possibly make a debut around 2020 here in India.
Based on the new TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform, the C-HR is a hybrid crossover. When launched, it could be a rival to the likes of Hyundai Creta considering the size. But, it would surely be more expensive thanks to the technology on offer.
With a coupe-like roof line, sharp and edgy design, large wheels, LED lighting, and the Toyota badge, the C-HR is likely to generate quite a lot of interest in the market. Even on the inside, the C-HR has all the bells and whistles by segment standards.
Abroad, the C-HR is powered by a 1.8L petrol motor coupled with an electric motor producing a combined power output of 122 HP. With the hybrid motor, you will get a pure EV mode as well for short distances which will surely help in making the car more efficient overall.
Now it remains to be seen when Toyota puts this car in their showrooms. And when they do, this will be the most radical Toyota product to go on sale in India.