Toyota confirms reveal date for brand new hybrid-only SUV

Toyota has revealed the primary official teaser of its second-generation C-HR, which it’ll absolutely unveil on June 26.

The brand new C-HR is due in Australia within the first half of 2024.

The teaser reveals a shadowy picture of the rear, solely revealing a high-mounted full-width gentle bar consisting of three LED gentle strips interrupted by illuminated ‘Toyota C-HR’ lettering.

We additionally get a glimpse of the roof spoiler and small aspect home windows which create a coupe-like silhouette.

Toyota beforehand confirmed the C-HR can be supplied completely with hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains, in contrast to the outgoing mannequin which can be supplied with a petroleum powertrain.

Nevertheless, Toyota Australia has dominated out a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) possibility for the native market. The corporate has by no means supplied PHEV variations of the Prius and RAV4 regionally.

Just lately spied prototypes present that the C-HR received’t range too drastically from final December’s Prologue idea.

The Prologue has an evolution of the present mannequin’s coupe-like profile plus some design cues from the most recent Prius.

Spy photographs have beforehand revealed the seemingly extra spacious inside, which seems to borrow its gear selector, tablet-style touchscreen and local weather management buttons from the brand new Prius.

It seems the C-HR will lose the hidden rear door handles of the present mannequin, as an alternative sporting flush door handles for each the entrance and rear doorways.

The brand new mannequin can be anticipated to have larger wheels and shorter overhangs for a sportier look.

It should additionally undertake the brand new front-end ‘Hammerhead’ design language being rolled out throughout Toyota fashions.

The C-HR can be underpinned by the TNGA-C structure, which can be utilized by the new-generation Prius.

Toyota hasn’t dominated out an electric-only model of the C-HR. It presently gives an electrical model of the present C-HR solely in China.

Other than promising ‘edgy design and superior applied sciences’, Toyota hasn’t given any additional technical specs for the mannequin.

Pricing can be introduced at a later date, however a better base worth for the brand new C-HR vary may be anticipated.

Presently, the C-HR’s pricing in Australia begins at $31,715 earlier than on-roads for the GXL 2WD 1.2-litre turbo petrol, and extends to $38,465 earlier than on-roads for the GR Sport and Koba 2WD Hybrids.

Beginning in December, in-house battery manufacturing for the C-HR will start at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey for the European market.

Toyota says its Turkish growth will help its drive in the direction of a 100 per cent CO2 discount of its European car line-up by 2035.

Domestically, Toyota is aiming for 50 per cent of its gross sales to be of electrified autos – together with EVs just like the bZ4Xby 2025.

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