Even that is essentially invented the genre, Toyota is back in the SUV stakes for a few years as rivals fury finish the compact SUV market.
Cars like the Mazda CX-3, the Mitsubishi ASX and Nissan Qashqai has claimed more than seven percent of the local SUV market, despite only having been on sale for a couple of years. SUVs represent almost 40 percent of all new car sales.
Toyota RAV4, almost single-handedly invented the concept of a small SUV again when it was released in 1994 but, along with rivals like the Subaru Forester, have expanded through the generations followed.
Now, however, Toyota is set to attack one of the more contemporary innovative designs that has been done to a conventional vehicle.
The C-HR was previewed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, looking for all the world as a concept study. No, he says Toyota – this is actually the production version.
The C-HR is geared directly to the new generation of young car buyers less committed to nervous glances and (bet) a focus on comfort and connectivity in their basic specifications.
Built on the same flexible platform new tnga which is also compatible with the new Prius, Toyota Australia said that the C-HR will be on sale in Australia in early 2017.
Toyota says it will be moved between the Corolla and RAV4 hatch. It measures 4,350 mm long, 1,795 mm wide, 1550 mm tall and sits on a wheelbase of 2640 mm.
The first version released will be powered down under for a number of relatively new 1.2-liter turbocharged four potter Toyota produces 85 kW and 185nm of torque, and has not been seen in a Toyota Australia.
foreign reports suggests that this particular engine is not suitable for hybridization, so do not expect to see an enlarged version of the C-HR battery anytime soon.
The small engine will return both front wheel drive and ride based on the four wheels, while both manual and automatic transmissions will be offered.
official interior images of the small four-door SUV were released, showing a super modern space, with an emphasis on the driver.
No superior comfort center part and a center console that points to the pilot, with a design of one-piece board putting small controls a flatter angle easier to use.
The panel itself has two logbooks that angle sharply and frame a small information center of the screen, while the first specification car in the photos has a lot of controls on the steering wheel spokes.
The closed gearshifter remains in its traditional location without detectable pallets behind the wheel.
The exterior color also can be carried on through the continuous cutting line, which is wrapped around the whole front of the cab. Our verdict? It looks good too bloody.
Security-wise, Toyota says local models to be equipped with a system pre-collision with autonomous braking, adaptive cruise alert lane change with steering control, automatic long lights and a reversing camera.