Toyota continues its slow rollout of its B-segment SUV, the Toyota C-HR – it has now revealed the Australian-market version of the Honda HR-V rival, ahead of its introduction Down Under in the first quarter of next year.

As expected for such an early unveiling, details remain scarce. We do know that OZ will receive the 1.2 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine from the facelifted Auris (sold as the Corolla Hatch there), producing 115 PS from 5,200 to 5,600 rpm and 185 Nm between 1,500 and 4,000 rpm.

Transmission options have yet to be disclosed, but the C-HR will likely be offered with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a CVT, as is the case of the Corolla Hatch. Both front- and all-wheel drive will be offered.

The extrovertedly-styled crossover will be offered in two trims, Active and Koba – the latter referring to the car’s global chief engineer, Hiroyuki Koba. The higher-end model gets features like heated seats, keyless entry, push-button start, tinted privacy glass and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Both models will come with a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a suite of safety features such as Pre-Collision System with autonomous braking, adaptive cruise control, Lane Departure Alert with steering control, automatic high beam and a reverse camera.