2018 Toyota C-HR Canadian Release Date
One of the few vehicles that Toyota decided to keep around after discontinuing the Scion brand was the C-HR concept, a concept that originated as a Toyota before transitioning to the Scion brand at the LA Auto Show last year. Now, we’ve gotten our first official look at the new, innovative crossover at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, and we can’t get enough. We expect it to be released here in Canada late next year, considering the 2018 designation, and we cannot wait.
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“Say hello to the all-new 2018 Toyota C-HR – a compact crossover that is unrivalled in its breathtaking design, impressive performance and Toyota Safety Sense technology. As you can see, the C-HR is a bold exercise in design. It looks like nothing we’ve ever created and ushers in a new era of Toyota style. For all of us that’s a point of pride and excitement that will attract fashion-forward consumers.”
– Bill Fay, Group Vice President & General Manager, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Early Details on Specs, Features & Design
Without a doubt, the C-HR is one of the most innovative and boldly-designed vehicles we’ve ever seen from Toyota. We weren’t sure that the production model would wind up looking anything like the original concept, considering how out of the box it is. But we’re happy to see that Toyota has taken a chance on the Coupe High-Rider. Available in XLE and XLE Premium trim levels, each grade is outfitted with a host of great features – from the 17” alloy wheels, to dual-zone climate control, to comfortable bucket seating all the way to the Toyota Safety Sense P package.
At this point, most of the things we know about the C-HR are in regards to its exterior design and cabin. But we also know what’s going to power the sporty crossover – a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine capable of doling out 144 horsepower alongside 139 pound-feet of torque. Mixed with a continuously variable transmission, the C-HR will give drivers a sporty experience every time they get behind the wheel.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated with more and more information as it becomes available regarding the 2018 Toyota C-HR, as well as an exact release date for here in Canada.