Toyota C-HR to Replace the Verso S in Europe
1 Avril 2016 - IndianAutosBlog
The Toyota Verso-S that’s pitted against the likes of the Hyundai ix20 and Nissan Note in the mini-MPV segment, is about to be discontinued in Europe.
According to a report from Auto Vandaag, Toyota will replace the Toyota Verso-S with the upcoming Toyota C-HR. The mini-MPV is currently sold in three trim levels: Live, Active and Lounge, and offered with two engines: 1NR-FE 1.33-litre Dual VVT-i four-cylinder petrol engine producing 100 PS (99 hp) and 125 Nm of torque and 1ND-TV 1.4-litre four-cylinder diesel engine producing 90 PS (89 hp) and 205 Nm of torque.
The Toyota C-HR is the Japanese automaker’s second production model to be based on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) modular platform after the fourth generation Toyota Prius. Introduced at the Geneva Motor Show as a hybrid crossover, it will be available with conventional powertrains as well.
The first is the 1.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit producing 85 kW (114 hp) and 185 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission. The second is the 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol unit developing 110 kW (148 hp) and 193 Nm of torque, mated to a continuously variable transmission.
Lastly, there’s a petrol-electric hybrid system that features a combination of a 1.8-litre petrol engine producing 72 kW (97 hp) and 142 Nm of torque and an electric motor that generates 53 kW (71 hp) and 163 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the wheels via an electronic continuously variable transmission.
Complete specifications of the retail model for the European markets is yet to be announced, but Toyota has confirmed that the Euro-spec Toyota C-HR will be made by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Turkey (TMMT), and that European sales will commence this year.