The ASEAN-spec Toyota C-HR has been spied testing in Thailand for the first time, featuring a light camou wrap over its truly dynamic exterior. The C-HR is speculated to launch in Thailand during the first half of this year.
The C-HR (Coupe High Rider) is Toyota’s second model to be based on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) modular platform, first being the new Prius. It measures 4,360 mm in length, 1,795 mm in width and 1,565 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,640 mm.
For European and Japanese markets, the Toyota C-HR is available with the two powertrain options: a regular 8NR-FTS 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and 2ZR-FXE 1.8L petrol-electric hybrid. The 1.2-litre engine can be equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT, while the hybrid option is only available with a CVT. The car is manufactured and exported from Turkey.
Toyota is yet to confirm the production of the C-HR in Thailand, but is expected to make an announcement towards the end of this month during its annual press conference. Thailand will likely serve as an export base of the C-HR for RHD markets. With the booming popularity of crossover SUV’s in Pakistan, one may expect Toyota Indus to bring the C-HR to Pakistan, and since the vehicle will be manufactured in Thailand, a CBU import makes a lot of sense. Let’s keep our fingers crossed…