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Sunday 4 December 2016
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All-New Toyota C-HR Crossover Lands in Early 2017

All-New Toyota C-HR Crossover Lands in Early 2017

Toyota is late to the compact crossover party, but hopes to make up some ground fast with the all-new 2018 C-HR crossover, which made its North American debut Thursday at the Los Angeles Show.

One look and you know it’s not as subdued by a long shot as the Rav4. It’s rather funky looking, designed to look sporty, muscular and edgy all at once to I dare say attract younger buyers. That said, you’ll either fall in love instantly or hate it.

Toyota is betting most people will like it because the automaker says it signals a new direction in its design.

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Drivers will initially get to choose between two trims, the XLE and XLE Premium. Both come equipped with standard premium features including 18-inch wheels, dual-zone climate control, supportive bucket seats, a 7.0-inch infotainment screen, and electronic driver aids.

At launch driver’s won’t have to worry about picking a drivetrain because there’s only one offered at the moment. It’s a 2.8-liter, four-cylinder good for 144-horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. It sends drive to the front wheels via a CVT.  No fuel economy stats yet and Toyota says a hybrid may be offered at a later date.

If this is the compact SUV of your dreams, you don’t have to wait long for it. It will arrive in U.S. showrooms in the first half 2017.

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