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 provided 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
- Whole 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
- Whole system output: 197 PS (194 hp or 145 kW)
Within the spring of subsequent yr, the Design, Excel and GR Sport grades may also be provided with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Full specs aren’t out but for the PHEV setup, however it is going to 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 value 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 value 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).
By way of obtainable tools, choices fluctuate relying on the chosen grade degree, with wheel sizes starting from 17 to twenty inches. Greater grades include goodies reminiscent of 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 complete 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 provided in 4 variants – additionally with two hybrid powertrain decisions – and bought for between GBP29,935 and GBP36,070 (RM172,095 and RM208,341).
It’s the identical story with Toyota Australia, which lately introduced pricing for the C-HR. Three hybrid variants (GXL, Koba and GR Sport) are provided 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 Automobile Skilled, 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 alternative for the C-HR, and Thailand lately welcomed a barely smaller various 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 by way of 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 value 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 fairly respectable package listing. 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 might be extra inexpensive than the newest C-HR, will make its approach right here too? Would you welcome that? We’ll quickly see Perodua’s model of the automotive subsequent yr too.
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