In terms of styling, the Toyota CH-R is essentially a Nissan Juke without all the crazy. In terms of powertrain, it’s a Prius on stilts. The jury is out on this one, but kudos to Toyota for developing a product beyond the usual sedan or crossover. The CH-R looks great.
Toyota may be late to the subcompact crossover game, but it’s off the bench and looks like it’s about to score. The C-HR debuted at the Geneva Motor Show today, showcasing an edgier look for Toyota, one I’m happy to see.
In fact, this little guy was originally supposed to be sold as a Scion, which may explain its more youthful look. Whatever its origins, I’m just glad it’s finally made it into production.
Based on the same global platform that underpins the latest generation Prius, the C-HR will be available in Europe as a 1.8-liter hybrid, putting out 120 horsepower, or a 1.2-liter turbo, knocking out 133 horses. Those folks opting for the turbo will get the choice of a six-speed manual gearbox or Toyota’s continuously variable transmission.