It seems that the Japanese carmaker will finally get a hybrid version of its subcompact SUV which will hit the road as the 2020 Toyota C-HR. So, the newest 2020 Toyota C-HR and C-HR Hybrid will get some minor changes in exterior and interior styling which will include some new colors, new wheels, and most likely some new features.
Engine and performance of the 2020 Toyota C-HR and C-HR Hybrid
The 2020 Toyota C-HR will return with the conventional 4-cylinder unit which is also found in the current model. And it is a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine which is able to generate 144 horses and 139 pound-feet of torque. The engine is coupled to a continuously variable transmission and comes with front-wheel drive configuration. Unfortunately, the all-wheel drive layout is not available at the moment. Speaking of the fuel economy, it gets 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
On the other hand, according to the latest news, the new 2020 Toyota C-HR should also offer a hybrid version of this model for the first time. However, there is still no any precise information about the powertrain and its performance. But, we assume that it will combine the same 2.0-liter inline-4 engine with an electric motor and a battery pack, and that it will come with much improved fuel efficiency. As well, some sources claim that the new C-HR will also be available with a plug-in hybrid engine.
The exterior and interior design of the 2020 Toyota C-HR and C-HR Hybrid
Design-wise, the new 2020 Toyota C-HR and C-HR Hybrid should only get some minor changes this time, and those should include one or two new exterior colors and perhaps some new designs of the wheels. As well, the hybrid version will be almost identical to the standard model and they will differ in badging only. Furthermore, the C-HR will get the well known elongated headlights which will wrap into the wheel wells, and the rear end will get unique taillights. A contrast-color roof will also be available. The 17-inch steel wheels will be standard while the larger 18-inch alloy will be offered in the higher trim levels.
The design of the 2020 Toyota C-HR and C-HR Hybrid is good and the cabin provides sufficient comfort even for the longer trips. The materials are pretty good too, and there is an 8.0-inch touchscreen on the center of the dashboard. As for the cargo, there will be the room of 19 cubic feet which will expand to 36.4 cubes with the rear seats folded down.
The equipment of the 2020 Toyota C-HR and C-HR Hybrid
The standard equipment of the 2020 Toyota C-HR will include dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera, 17-inch wheels, an 8.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, Apple CarPlay connectivity, LED daytime running lights, self-dimming rearview mirror, cloth seats, Bluetooth, and so on. The higher trim levels will add blind-spot monitors, keyless ignition, premium audio system, power-adjustable front seats, 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery, and many other features.
Release date and price of the 2020 Toyota C-HR and C-HR Hybrid
There is still no official information about the release date of the newest 2020 Toyota C-HR and C-HR Hybrid, but we assume that it could arrive sometime in the end of this year. The price of the base model will be around $21,000 while the higher trims will go up to $27,000.