Test Toyota C-HR, the hybrid crossover that wants to emerge

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Comes to Spain Toyota C-HR, one of the releases most important of the japanese brand in recent years. This model comes to assault one of the segments with increased demand in the market: of the C-SUV. It is a compact crossover that will compete directly with models like the successful Nissan Qashqai, or the newcomer, the Peugeot 3008. We already saw it in static in the space pop-up Platea Madrid and now we have had the opportunity to have an electrical contact dynamics.

The Toyota C-HR will occupy a place in the range located between the compact Toyota Auris Hybrid and the SUV Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. And we emphasize the Hybrid, because this crossover is only going to go with a mechanical to our country: the hybrid. This decision has been taken keeping in mind the boom that is having this type of propulsion in our country. Will be available at dealerships from this week.

Design breaker

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If there is something that stands out the Toyota C-HR, is by its design. The japanese brand may in some cases be labelled conventional or even boring. Not it will be with this new model that is presented with an image much more daring and different compared to the other models. When we saw him for the first time saw that he was wearing little with the prototype that he could prevail, stood out for its dynamism and their lines spoken that clearly showed his intention.

Because this model wants to look and what is certain is that what has been achieved. Down the street we noticed that there were quite a few passers-by who ran at our pace. Part of the blame is his front, which integrates two huge headlights elongated that are directed towards the center, where rests the badge of the brand. In the bottom of the bumper is wider and the sides appear two air intakes. The wheel arches are quite marked and integrate striking wheels of 18 inches that fits our unit.

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the profile of The C-HR is very unique, as they have sought to have a true style coupé. The effect is achieved with a fall of the roof from the B-pillar that flows into a rear spoiler. The waist of this vehicle is very high, and in the rear doors have been placed the hands in a position very close to the ceiling (which may be of a different hue), near the C-pillar and partially hidden. Behind it is the most dramatic, and highlighted by a bezel quite small and few riders in the rear is prominent and with a unique shape.

bigger than what it seems

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The Toyota C-HR for their shapes and design can resemble a Nissan Juke. However their dimensions tell us another thing, is bigger than it looks, and is located closer to the Qashqai. It is a C-SUV in the entire rule with a length of 4.36 m, a width of 1.79 meters and a height of 1.55 meters. Precisely the roof is one of the lines that has been lowered to enhance its design. Shares modular platform TNGA with the Toyota Prius, even though the distance between the axes of the C-HR is reduced to 2,64 meters.

When entering your passenger compartment is also surprising, since is far more wide of what you would expect to see from the outside. In the spaces front we will have plenty of space for any kind of person. The only downside is that in the position of the airbag to the dashboard sticks out and can bother the knees to the most high. The access to the rear seats is a little more uncomfortable due to the shape of the doors and their handles high. Also there will be a greater feeling of claustrophobia because of to which get less light because of its small windows.

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it Is clear that premium the design above practicality, however, the rear seats will be right in all its dimensions. Will be comfortable for two adults for width, as the central plaza is more narrow. The height and the space for the legs will also be in the media and there will be no problems provided that you do not exceed the 1.90 m tall. The boot has 377 litres ability and enjoying a few lines quite usable. Is below other rivals in this aspect, but still to be fulfilled.

improved Interior

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In its interior, the Toyota C-HR it will also be very different of other models. While the Prius saw it as highlighting the symmetry, here reign the asymmetry. The reason is that everything is focused towards the driver and improve your driving experience. The element copper center stage will be the 8-inch touch screen located at the top of the center console, particularly with respect to the dashboard.

This command center will come accompanied by the latest multimedia system of the brand, the Toyota Touch 2 that comes with a improved performance. Below are the controls for the climate control bizona, which are well resolved and have a feature diamond. This pattern is repeated in other areas, such as the inside of the doors, the roof or the replacement of the multifunction steering wheel. In fact, the diamond also inspires some areas of its exterior.

In the C-HR is also observed a qualitative leap. Breathing a higher perceived quality , and it has created an atmosphere more modern. We note that this model has as objective to attract new customers and a sector more youth to what is used currently. The materials will be quite nice highlighting the leather that covers the steering wheel, the seats or dashboard. Also there will be winks premium as the JBL sound system with 9 loudspeakers that has been made for this model specifically.

Only hybrid in Spain

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And what mechanical options has the Toyota C-HR in our country? Well, the answer is simple, only one and it is hybrid. While in other markets it will be sold also with gasoline engines, in Spain it has chosen to sell only the composite propellant. This is due to the good reception which has in our country. Even so, in the rest of Europe will also be the most demanded, it is estimated that 75% of copies sold will be hybrids.

it Is the same engine 1.8 VVT-I Hybrid that we have already seen in the Prius. Combines a propeller Atkinson cycle petrol four-cylinder and the other electric motor. Jointly delivered a power of 122 HP, less than the previous propellant but with a better performance. As in the rest of the hybrid range you receive the change CVT planetary gear that works when you use it as if it were a inverter continuous.

The benefits will be discrete, the Toyota C-HR passes 0 to 100 km/h in 11 seconds and reaches 170 km/h on end. The main advantage will be the low consumption and emissions. Approvals 3,6 l/100km (3.9 l/100km with a rim of 18 inches) and a CO2 emissions of 82 g/km (87 g/km with the rim 18). This means an increase of 3 tenths with respect to the Prius, which makes sense taking into account the difference between bodies.

dynamic Testing

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And after being clear on these aspects, we touch get going on board of the Toyota C-HR. You start in electric mode, something that will be normal as long as we have enough charge in the battery nickel hydride. We walk the first meters in total silence and not listen to the gasoline engine until we joined a minor road. What is certain is that the refinement is quite good and barely notice the jump between one and the other.

the isolation of The crossover is also at the height and barely noise and vibration to the cab. Only in situations that pisemos the throttle and the needle extends the ‘Power’ on the clock left, the sound of the engine will come to be annoying. This is due to the continuing push and the typical slippage that gives us the CVT. The push will be limited, especially on expressways, are 122 HP going to the front wheels, so we will have that to measure our maneuvers.

But our route takes us to the centre of Madrid and those limitations are not so much. In urban environments not we will acknowledge lack of power and the electric motor will be our ally in traffic lights and jams. Also our driving position, so we are situated in an elevated position from where we control the ground. In addition, the C-HR has an agility remarkable, his driving is closer to a compact than an SUV.

As if it were a compact

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And we continue to develop this topic, because Toyota wanted to make one thing clear. While other SUV looking to attract clients who came to have a minivan, the C-HR wants to capture those who had a compact. Here come the similarities in their dynamic behavior. The main culprit is the platform GA-C, derived from the architecture, TNGA. It has worked for get that has a low center of gravity, that provides more nimble handling and straightforward than some rivals.

suspensions are one of the elements that enhance and are of type McPherson front and double wishbones behind. We say that now is more stable and it is certain that we find a tare comfortable, but at the same time firm enough to. This balance will feel good to the C-HR that will be well standing of the majority of situations. Even though virtually forget to take it out off the tarmac, its ground clearance of 14.5 inches will not be highly recommended-roll on the roads.

Prueba Toyota C-HR

on the other hand, the Toyota C-HR features a address quite direct and it transmits well what do the wheels. Another advantage will be the drive modes that adapt the car to each situation. With the EV will be a pure electric at low speeds, with Eco save fuel by softening the response and with the Sport will be searched for the maximum performance of the hybrid. Although in making contact, we cannot draw conclusions, we see that in normal situations, the C-HR will have a few consumption around 5 litres.

Equipment of the Toyota C-HR

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Active

  • 17-inch Wheels
  • Toyota Safety Sense with adaptive cruise control
  • light Sensor and rain
  • rear view Mirror electro chromatic
  • Toyota Touch 2
  • 8-inch touch Screen

Advance

  • Equipment Active
  • Wheels of 18 inches
  • Crystals obscured
  • heated Seats
  • partial Leather
  • chrome Trim
  • parking Assistant intelligent

Advance Plus

  • Equipment Advance
  • Headlights Full LED
  • Flashing front LED sequential
  • premium Audio JBL
  • Detector dead angle
  • traffic Alert rear

Dynamic Plus

  • Equipment Advance Plus
  • leather trim black
  • Body paint bittern

Prices Toyota C-HR in Spain

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Engine Change Finish Price
Engine Change Finish Price
1.8 VVT-I Hybrid CVT Active 24.250 €
1.8 VVT-I Hybrid CVT Advance 24.990 €
1.8 VVT-I Hybrid CVT Advance Plus is $ 27,000
1.8 VVT-I Hybrid CVT Dynamic Plus 29.000 €

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