Turbo Engine Confirmed for Toyota C-HR
Toyota has confirmed that its C-HR SUV will come with a turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine when it’s launched in Australia in the first quarter of 2017.
Toyota’s upcoming C-HR SUV will get a turbocharged 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, confirming what has been being reported for months now.
The turbocharged 1.2-litre lump will be introduced in Australia to offer the flexibility that comes with a much larger engine and the fuel consumption of a smaller engine. However, at present, efficiency figures haven’t been released.
We do know, though, that the C-HR will boast 85kW of power and 185Nm of torque available from 1500rpm to 4000rpm. Furthermore, all front-wheel-drive models will be offered with a choice of six-speed manual or CVT automatic. Their rear-wheel-drive counterparts will all exclusively be paired with the CVT.
The pint-size engine will also include direct injection; intelligent variable valve timing; and a water-cooled turbo unit. Fuel efficiency will be further boosted by its ability to run on the highly-efficient Atkinson combustion cycle when under low load. The cycle automatically engages when engine load is reduced. At all other times the 1.2-litre engine runs as a traditional Otto cycle engine.
Speaking about the small SUV, Toyota Australia’s executive director of sales and marketing, Tony Cramb, said: “C-HR’s extroverted styling projects a confident and sporty image that is matched by a remarkable turbo engine with great response across the rev range that is not compromised by impressive economy.”
When the C-HR is launched here in Australia it will come in two variants: the Active and the more upscale Koba, which is named after its head engineer Hiroyuki Koba.
Both variants will feature adaptive cruise control; auto high-beam headlamps; autonomous emergency braking; reversing camera, lane-departure warning with steering assist and a 6.1-inch touchscreen. In addition, the Koba will boast keyless entry and start; heated front seats; and 18-inch alloy wheels.
We still don’t have any pricing details yet, but the C-HR SUV is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2017