We’ve already seen the Toyota C-HR make its debut at the recently concluded Singapore Motor Show, and now, the compact crossover has been sighted in Thailand thanks to a Headlightmag readers.

Although the car seen here is wearing quite a bit of camouflage, there’s no hiding the C-HR’s distinct styling, which has certainly garnered mixed responses from the masses. According to the source, the C-HR will be manufactured in one of Toyota’s factories in Thailand, and will go on sale in early 2018.

This is certainly in line with an earlier report, which stated that C-HR production will begin in the country in 2018. However, details on what will go under the hood of the Thailand-spec C-HR is yet unknown.

For the United States market, the C-HR is fitted with a 2.0 litre Dual VVT-i four-cylinder petrol engine (147 PS/187 Nm), paired with a CVT. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Japan markets get two options – the 8NR-FTS 1.2L turbo four-pot (115 PS/185 Nm) with a Super CVT-i, as well as a hybrid powertrain that is made up of a 1.8 litre VVT-i Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine, a pair of electric motors and a CVT gearbox (the same combo found in the latest Prius).

Outside of Thailand, it has also been reported that the C-HR destined for the Indonesian market could be powered by the same 1.5 litre 2NR-FE Dual VVT-i engine as the Sienta and facelifted Vios. Warih Andang Tjahjono, vice president of PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) recently stated that the company had the means of producing the model locally.

What about us Malaysians then? Well, there’s currently no word from UMW Toyota on when the C-HR will be launched here, although it will most likely arrive only after it debuts in Thailand and Indonesia. Nonetheless, what powertrain or equipment would you want fitted on the Malaysian-spec C-HR?


GALLERY: Toyota C-HR at the 2017 Singapore Motor Show