The Toyota C-HR is brand’s rival for the growing subcompact
class where we can find other models such as the Mazda CX-3, Nissan Juke, and
Honda HR-V. Toyota introduced the funky styled C-HR for the 2018 model year and
added new trim options and upgraded infotainment system for the 2019 version.
The brand announced recently the electrified C-HR version to be launched in
2020. However, Toyota cited the Chinese market as the target for the C-HR EV.
The model is part of the brand’s initiative to launch 10 electrified models by
2020. Toyota hasn’t sad will other markets get this version and when.
So, no signs that the electrified C-HR will hit the roads in the US for the 2020 model year. The 2020 Toyota C-HR is expected to return with minimal changes in the equipment organization and again with the two-wheel drive only. The model will be generously equipped from the base trim and include several advanced safety systems by default. The power will again provide a four-cylinder engine.
2020 Toyota C-HR: Design
The 2020 Toyota C-HR will remain easily detectable in the
crowded traffic thanks to its unique and expressive styling. Toyota won’t
change the way the model looks while will offer new color options and wheel
The C-HR stands out with sharply defined body lines all
around the body. The elongated headlights and boomerang-shaped taillights also
add to model’s aggressive appearance. The model also gets expressively-styled
The base version will use 17-inch alloy wheels and upgrade
to 18-inch units in the upper grades.
Interior of the model will also stay the same with the less
dramatic design than from the outer perspective.
The model will have a driver-oriented dash with contrasting
accents and dynamic lines and a large center screen. There will also be
comfortable seats which can accommodate adult passengers. The maximum cargo
capacity will be 36.4 cubic feet while with the rear seats up there will be 19
cubic feet for cargo.
The base C-HR will come with a long list of the available
equipment and buyers will get heated mirrors, keyless entry, dual-zone climate
control, cloth upholstery, etc. There will be a number of tech features in the
base version including an 8-inch touchscreen-based infotainment system with
Apple Car Play and likely Android Auto compatibility, six speakers and more.
The base version won’t also lack modern safety equipment. The model will equip
adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams and forward
collision warning with automatic emergency braking.
The upper grade will switch to the larger 18-inch alloy
wheels and add a leather-wrapped steering wheel, blind-spot warning with rear
cross-traffic alert, etc.
The best equipped C-HR will include leather upholstery, heated front seats, navigation, Wi-Fi, HD and satellite radio, automatic wipers and more.
2020 Toyota C-HR: Performance, Efficiency
As the things stand now, the 2020 Toyota C-HR will continue
to rely on the single powertrain option in the US. Toyota is bringing the
electrified C-HR to the Chinse market exclusively and the model should appear
in 2020. Toyota hasn’t talked about
model’s powertrain or range but it should use the front axle-mounted electric
motor fed by the batteries placed in model’s floor. The estimated drive range
suggests it shouldn’t exceed 200 miles.
The Toyota C-HR in the US will again use a 2.0-liter
inline-4 engine in the combination with the continuously variable transmission
to move its 3, 300 pounds body around the town. The engine provides 144
horsepower and torque of 139 pound-feet. The power is transferred to the front
The C-HR will provide good ride stability and handling and
there will also be a good response from the steering system. With low ground clearance and without, the
all-wheel drive the C-HR isn’t competent for the off-road ride.
As for the efficiency, the small crossover will manage 27
mpg city and 31 mpg highway or 29 mpg combined. That is good but some rivals do
better with the combined range of 30 mpg.
2020 Toyota C-HR: Release, Price
The 2020 Toyota C-HR should enter the showrooms late in the
year. Toyota will wait closer to the arrival to tell the price. However, the
2020 C-HR should again start around $21, 200 and climb in mid-20,000 with more