There's a New SUV on the Block: the 2018 Toyota C-HR
December 12 2016,
Toyota took advantage of the Los Angeles Auto Show to unveil its all-new subcompact SUV, the 2018 Toyota C-HR. Introduced in mid-November, the new C-HR will be the most affordable and accessible sport utility vehicle in the Toyota range when it enters the market next year.
Two Versions for the 2018 Toyota C-HR
The Toyota C-HR will be offered in two versions, XLE and XLE Premium. Regardless of the model, the C-HR will stand out in its segment with an impressive level of equipment. Features include dual-zone climate controls, heated seats, a 7.0-inch screen for the multimedia system and the Toyota Safety Sense P active safety technology package. Satellite radio will also be on the menu.
Going back to the Toyota Safety Sense P system, this is a set of active safety features that will be standard on every 2018 C-HR. It's pretty impressive that the entry-level SUV Japanese manufacturer will be offered at no additional cost with features such as pre-collision system with pedestrian detection function (PCS with PD), front collision alert and automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning system with steering assist (LDA with SA), automatic headlights (AHB) and a dynamic radar-based cruise control system.
This kind of technology is usually found in much more luxurious and refined vehicles. The C-HR also gets a back-up camera, rear cross traffic alert, 10 airbags and hill start assist.
A Fuel-Efficient Engine Under the Hood of the 2018 Toyota C-HR
The 2018 Toyota C-HR will be equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine developing 144 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque. This engine will be equipped with Toyota’s Valvematic technology which ensures to deliver the required power according to the needs of the driver while improving overall fuel consumption. The key is to provide the right amount of power without going overboard. That means you always have what you need from the engine, but you are not wasting any fuel.
Power from the C-HR’s engine will be sent to the wheels via a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). This transmission has been optimized by Toyota engineers to deliver power smoothly and linearly while reducing vibrations and noise.
The 2018 Toyota C-HR will certainly be one of the stars of the upcoming year in the automotive industry. For more information on the C-HR as well as the full lineup of Toyota sport utility vehicles, contact us today at Vimont Toyota Laval!