Monday, November 14, 2016

2017 Toyota C-HR 1.2 TURBO - Official Test Drive

This is one car which everybody is waiting for since it was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. The 2017 Toyota C-HR – a car which looks to be something straight from the future, a sexy, suave and unavoidably appealing future. Toyota has always been on the forefront of pioneering, and they might have hit the nail right on the head this product.

► looks nice, really nice.
2017 Toyota C-HR looks like a machine-muscle. It is by character a dynamic hatchback SUV or rather a crossover. There are more than a few crossovers on the road already and a few more coming in by the time the next starts. Toyota is actually quite late in the show, but that might be just what they wanted and made the best of by taking their time to make the best crossover possible.

This name stands for a “Coupe – High Rider”; a better way of saying it's something different. And it is. The car demands a second look from anyone other than the one owning it. A back-brushed roof, scowling headlamps with LEDs, fog lamps bordering side-burned air intakes, chunky alloy wheels, flared in wheel arches, a futuristic amped-up rear-end; these are words which are left for concept cars.

And that is exactly what Toyota has done and may have the last laugh in – bringing a concept years ahead in automotive design into the production line. The TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) modular platform designs the chassis, and it looks more compact than it actually is, from a positive point of view.

► Inside the Cabin:
Trust Toyota to do things which others are pondering on. As far the cabin is concerned, it looks alien-like in a preposterously good way. The blue LED lining which extended on the dashboard of the concept may be carried on into the production line; expect in-cabin accents to be top-class and too nice for any complaints.

► Features:
The model will get Toyota's Touch 2 infotainment platform with a eight inch touch screen. The screen sits on the top of the dash slightly angled towards the driver. A strong 9 speaker JBL audio system will literally give this model a really 'sound' perspective.
The model will also include heated seats, partial leather upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, 18-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, Sat-nav, etc.
On the safety side it will include advanced systems like collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, steering assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beam, etc.

► Powertrains
Toyota will put in their expertise with hybrid power unit in this car among the engine options. The base engine option will be a 1.2 liter turbocharged petrol unit. This engine is already present in the Toyota Auris. It can deliver 115 hp and torque of 185 Nm. It will come with either six-speed manual or CVT. There will also be choice between front or all-wheel drive.

2017 Toyota C-HR will also benefit from Toyota's latest hybrid technology. The system will combine a 1.8 petrol engine with electric motor mix. Output