The 2018 Toyota C-HR is expected to compete with the Nissan Juke in a market that has slowly gained mainstream attention in the past couple of years. The C-HR, with its sharp exterior design, is expected to appeal to millennials and young professionals.
The Toyota C-HR looks impressive, and, on some angles, a bit futuristic. The crossover is nothing short of stylish, and on top of that one can pick conventional features like satellite radio, sunroofs, and a wide option for interior colors.
The C-HR moniker stands for "Coupe High-Rider." In essence, it combines elements of a coupe and integrates it into a crossover, according to Jalopnik. It is practical to drive, and easy to the eyes. Handling is well within decent and it has big usable interior space.
— CNET (@CNET) March 8, 2017
As part of its development, Toyota even went as far as enter the C-HR in the 24 Hours Nurburgring and use gathered information from that race in order to improve the production model. This simply shows that Toyota is committed to bringing not only a practical car, but with improved performance as well.
According to Car and Driver, the 2018 Toyota C-HR packs a 2.0liter four-cylinder engine with 144 horsepower and 136lb-ft of torque. All these power is delivered to the two front wheels through a CVT automatic transmission. Unfortunately, the C-HR is only available in front-drive variant. In terms of mileage, it has an impressive rating of 31mpg for highway, 27mpg for city, and 29mpg combined.
Aside from the Juke, the C-HR will also compete with the Fiat 500X, Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-3, and Honda HR-V. The 2018 Toyota C-HR is expected to hit showrooms in April. The base XLE model costs $22,500 while the upgraded XLE Premium model costs $24,350.