What Was Revealed with the 2018 Toyota C-HR Preview?
The 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show was treated to a show-stopping preview with the unveiling of the 2018 Toyota C-HR. Scheduled to arrive at dealerships in the spring, this cool new crossover seems to blend the elevated seating and interior space of an SUV with the eye-catching styling and fun-to-drive character of a hatchback. The C-HR certainly seems to be making the combination work, so we can’t wait to add it to our showroom of new Toyota models.
2018 Toyota C-HR Looks
Toyota’s sporty crossover has been seen in prototype stage across several auto shows, and we’ve even covered it ourselves, but the final product still drew crowds.
Designed without the length of earlier prototypes, the C-HR promises to be eminently maneuverable, but practicality isn’t the first thing you’ll be thinking about. With enlarged fenders, curving rear lines, redesigned headlights, and pronounced creases over the rear wheel wells, this is lean and edgy model. Whether you’re cruising from Daytona Beach to Palm Coast or swinging around the center of Orlando, you can expect to turn heads.
2018 Toyota C-HR Drive
The C-HR will ride on the same Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform utilized by the Prius hybrid, so expect the same snappy ride. Toyota has added McPherson strut front suspension and a double-wishbone rear suspension for a smooth and quiet ride, and all models will fit a 144-hp, 140 lb.-ft. of torque 2.0L four-cylinder engine mated to Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
Your CVT system’s Sport Mode feature simulates the feel of a 7-speed sequential Shiftmatic, and further performance features include Sachs dampers and shock absorbers, electronic power steering, and extra-large 18-inch aluminum wheels.
2018 Toyota C-HR Features
The C-HR will be arriving at dealerships in two trims: XLE and XLE Premium. Both will carry plenty of premium features as standard, included a leather-wrapped steering wheel, integrated backup camera, electric parking brake, and dual-zone climate control.
You’ll even find advanced driver assistance technologies, such as Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Automatic Emergency Braking, fitted at no added cost. If you upgrade to the XLE Premium, expect to add blind-spot monitoring, heated front seats, power lumbar support for the driver’s seat, and a 7-inch touchscreen.
The 2018 Toyota C-HR Preview Has Ignited Fervent Interest
The introduction of an all-new Toyota model has always been enough to get people excited, but the revolutionary C-HR is expected to prove even more provocative. To find out more, just contact Beaver Toyota of St. Augustine today.
*Concept vehicle shown. Production model may vary. See dealer for details.