The roll-out of the Toyota C-HR, which was unveiled in March, continues – following the reveal of general specifications for the UK and Australian market models, it’s now the turn of Japanese domestic market model. The automaker says that it will begin accepting advance orders online for the B-segment SUV in early November, with the market launch set for the end of the year.
In Japan, the C-HR will be offered in four grades, and these are the G and S with a 1.8 litre hybrid system and G-T and S-T trim, which will feature a 1.2 litre turbo mill. No mention of output numbers for the domestic appicationsas yet, but they shouldn’t veer from that announced for other markets.
In the case of the former, the 122 PS petrol-electric powerplant is from the new Prius, but tuned for this application. It consists of an engine that returns 40% thermal efficiency (world’s best for a petrol unit) and a CVT with lower gearing for improved off-the-line acceleration.
As for the 8NR-FTS 1.2 litre turbo four-pot (which was introduced on the facelifted Auris), it’s good for 115 PS at 5,200-5,600 rpm and 185 Nm between 1,500-4,000 rpm. It looks like Japan will not be selling the 2.0 litre variant that will be available in certain markets.
For the Japanese market, Toyota Safety Sense P will be offered as standard in all grades. The collision avoidance assist package includes a Pre-collision system, which detects has a pedestrian detection function, radar cruise control featuring all-speed tracking, Lane Departure Alert (with steering control), and Automatic High Beam (AHB). Also on, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Eight exterior colours will be available for the C-HR – which sits on 18-inch alloy wheels – in Japan, including Radiant Green Metallic and Metal Stream Metallic. As for the interior trim colours, buyers will be able to choose from black and licorice brown.