- Next-Gen 2024 Toyota C-HR Confirmed Preview by New Concept
- The second generation small SUV is all set to feature in Toyota’s local lineup.
- Hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains announced
A new concept has provided our first official glimpse at the next generation. 2024 Toyota C-HR.
Revealed overnight, the Toyota C-HR Prologue concept is an early preview of the second-generation small SUV, which will replace the current model introduced in 2016.
And it’s Australia-bound, with Toyota’s local arm confirming the next-generation C-HR will be sold in Australia, despite the more conservative Corolla Cross.
Toyota Australia’s Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Franchise said, “The current C-HR was embraced by customers for its bold styling and unique small SUV packaging, and the next-generation C-HR concept takes that even further.” leads to.” Operation, Sean Henley.
“We look forward to unveiling the final production version and introducing it to the Australian market in the coming years.”
While more details are expected in the coming months, Toyota has confirmed that it will offer the next C-HR with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.with a regular hybrid.
It’s currently unknown if petrol-only engines will continue into the next generation, but it seems unlikely, especially as a European-focused model.
Under the skin, it’s believed to be closely related to the next-generation Prius, underpinned by the latest version of Toyota’s TNGA platform, with a more powerful 1.8-liter hybrid from the Corolla Cross. 2.0-liter hybrid AWD, and a newly developed 2.0-liter plug-in hybrid.
The plug-in hybrid Prius has a 13.6kWh lithium-ion battery, which allows for an all-electric driving range of around 90km.
Designed and developed in France, the C-HR Prologue concept previews a refined design direction for the upcoming model inspired by the recently launched Prius, BZ4x and Crown.
It was presented alongside the European debut of the all-electric BZ compact concept – first unveiled at last month’s LA Auto Show – which is expected to join the second-generation C-HR in Toyota’s lineup. And the BZ4x will slot in between, possibly badged BZ3x.
The concept is believed to be as close to production as the Aygo X Prologue concept due out in 2021, which preceded the Aygo X city car – slotted under the Yaris Cross in Europe – eight months later. came. It suggests a similar timeframe, with production C-HR expected to begin in mid-2023 ahead of a 2024 market launch.
Up front, there’s a sharper design with a pair of slim headlights and a thin grille, while a steeper roofline flows into a lighter strip at the rear.
It looks like the hidden rear door handles will continue into the next generation, while the oversized alloy wheels and front door handles are likely to be replaced by more traditional units.
VFACTS new car sales figures show 7409 examples were sold in Australia by the end of November, putting it behind the MG ZS (19,410), Mazda CX-30 (12,975), Mitsubishi ASX (11,976). It ranks seventh in the small SUV segment. Hyundai Kona (11,082), Kia Seltos (8198) and Subaru XV (8146).
The recently launched Corolla Cross is forecast to sell out in its first full year of sales next year, with the larger vehicle offering more practicality, a wider range of hybrid options, and traditional styling.
First launched in Australia in 2017, the Toyota C-HR range expanded in Australia with the addition of a hybrid powertrain in 2019, and a sportier hybrid-only GR Sport a year later.
Below: The current 2023 Toyota C-HR