The second-generation Toyota C-HR made its debut in June this yr and is now obtainable for order in the UK, with deliveries set to start in January 2024. Two hybrid powertrains are supplied within the UK, break up between 5 grades that embody the Icon, Design, Excel, GR Sport and Premiere Version.
For the Icon, Design and Excel, the hybrid system makes use of a 1.8 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, whereas the GR Sport and Premiere Version get a extra substantial 2.0 litre NA inline-four. Each engines are joined by a 4.08-Ah lithium-ion battery and paired with an E-CVT that sends drive to the entrance wheels. The specs for the hybrid powertrain are as follows:
1.8 litre hybrid system
- Engine: 2ZR-FXE 1.8 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol
- Engine output: 98 PS (97 hp or 72 kW) and 142 Nm
- Electrical motor output: 95 PS (94 hp or 70 kW) and 185 Nm
- Complete system output: 140 PS (138 hp or 103 kW)
2.0 litre hybrid system
- Engine: M20A-FXS 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol
- Engine output: 152 PS (150 hp or 112 kW) and 190 Nm
- Electrical motor output: 113 PS (111 hp or 83 kW) and 206 Nm
- Complete system output: 197 PS (194 hp or 145 kW)
Within the spring of subsequent yr, the Design, Excel and GR Sport grades may even be supplied with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Full specs aren’t out but for the PHEV setup, however it should present a complete system output of 223 PS (220 hp or 164 kW) and an electric-only vary of 66 km.
As for pricing, the Icon kicks issues off with an on-the-road worth of GBP31,290 (RM180,740) within the UK. That is adopted by the Design at GBP34,685 (RM200,350) that sits in extraordinarily shut proximity to the newest BWM X1, which is bigger and begins at GBP34,365 (RM198,486) for a sDrive20i Sport variant with a 1.5 litre turbocharged three-cylinder delicate hybrid engine with 170 PS (168 hp or 125 kW) and 280 Nm of torque.
Subsequent up is the Excel with an asking worth of GBP38,150 (RM220,365), which is adopted by the GR Sport at GBP40,645 (RM234,777) and eventually, the range-topping Premiere Version at GBP42,720 (RM246,775). The range-topper prices greater than the plug-in hybrid X1 xDrive25e Sport at GBP41,980 (RM242,498).
When it comes to obtainable gear, choices range relying on the chosen grade degree, with wheel sizes starting from 17 to twenty inches. Increased grades include goodies equivalent to a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a JBL sound system, dual-zone local weather management, a panoramic roof and the total Toyota Security Sense suite.
If the second-generation C-HR appears dearer than its predecessor – it instructions BMW X1 cash now – that’s as a result of it’s. The 2022 mannequin yr C-HR within the UK was supplied in 4 variants – additionally with two hybrid powertrain selections – and bought for between GBP29,935 and GBP36,070 (RM172,095 and RM208,341).
It’s the identical story with Toyota Australia, which not too long ago introduced pricing for the C-HR. Three hybrid variants (GXL, Koba and GR Sport) are supplied there, with costs starting from AUD42,990 to AUD54,990 (RM128,734 to RM164,679) earlier than on-the-roads. As reported by Australia’s Automotive Professional, the bottom hybrid GXL is AUD11,275 (RM33,761) dearer than the previous-generation, non-hybrid GXL, and AUD4,525 extra (RM13,552) than the earlier Koba Hybrid.
The upper premium that the newest C-HR instructions could possibly be why the first-generation mannequin was discontinued in Thailand, with no plans for the second-generation mannequin. The Corolla Cross already serves as an oblique substitute for the C-HR, and Thailand not too long ago welcomed a barely smaller different within the type of the DNGA-based Yaris Cross – this ASEAN model is to not be confused with the TNGA model bought in Europe and Japan. Right here’s how the three crossovers stack up when it comes to dimensions:
- Size: 4,360 mm
- Width 1,830 mm
- Top: 1,558 to 1,564 mm
- Wheelbase: 2,640 mm
Toyota Corolla Cross
- Size: 4,460 mm
- Width 1,825 mm
- Top: 1,620 mm
- Wheelbase: 2,640 mm
Toyota Yaris Cross
- Size: 4,310 mm
- Width: 1,770 mm
- Top: 1,615 mm
- Wheelbase: 2,620 mm
With a worth vary of between 789,000 and 899,000 baht (RM102,476 and RM116,763), the Yaris Cross in Thailand is obtainable solely with a hybrid powertrain and has a reasonably first rate equipment record. The primary-generation C-HR was formally launched in Malaysia in 2018 and obtained a slight replace in 2019 earlier than it was dropped from the native line-up in late 2020 – the Corolla Cross arrived in 2021.
Maybe the Yaris Cross, which can be extra reasonably priced than the newest C-HR, will make its method right here too? Would you welcome that? We’ll quickly see Perodua’s model of the automotive subsequent yr too.
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