As per some speculations doing rounds on the Internet, the Toyota CHR crossover will soon be launched in India. The automaker hasn’t revealed any official plans yet, but insider sources seem to have received information about the company currently in talks with its parts dealers and market analysts. Toyota is presently trying to understand the demand potential of the CHR in India. As a result, the product is still in the early life stages and won’t be launched by the end of this year, and will rather be introduced in early 2018.
The CHR was first unveiled as a concept at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. It was a very futuristic looking crossover concept that came with sharp character lines on the exteriors as well as interiors. Since it was a concept, everyone believed that Toyota would tone down the styling when the production model is introduced. However, Toyota surprised everyone when the production-spec C-HR was launched in Japan earlier last year. The production model continues on the futuristic design theme and is similar to that of the concept.
As a result, if the CHR crossover is launched in India, it will appeal to the younger generation of buyers who want to get their hands on products that look dynamic and futuristic. This is a segment of buyers that Toyota would be targeting through the CHR crossover in India. It will also help the automaker to lower its average owner’s age, something that every major car company is planning to do across the world.
Let’s see what all does the Toyota C-HR has on offer for us Indian customers:
Toyota CHR Launch date in India
The CHR is still in the very initial stages of its product cycle for the Indian market. As a result, it will currently be very difficult to judge the final Toyota CHR launch date. However, as per various speculations doing rounds of the industry, The CHR will likely be launched in India in mid-2020.
Toyota CHR Crossover price in India
Toyota is expected to place the CHR in India to compete against the likes of the Hyundai Tucson and the Skoda Yeti. As a result, it will likely be priced in the range of Rs. 18 lakh – Rs. 20 lakh.
|Base Price||Rs 18 Lakh|
|Top-end Price||Rs 20 Lakh|
Toyota CHR Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||180 mm|
Toyota CHR Exteriors
The CHR Crossover is based on Toyota’s New Generation Architecture (TNGA). This is the same platform that underpins the Prius sedan. In the looks department, Toyota designers have managed to add various aggressive cuts and creases on the CHR’s exteriors, without making it look downright ugly.
The crossover gets a slim grille at the front, flanked on either side by wraparound headlamps, which come with all LED illumination. The wheel arches are flared for added aggressiveness, while black plastic cladding around the crossover add the required SUV-ish elements. The side profile shows the coupe-like roofline, while the rear end is the most aggressive in terms of cuts and creases.