The design of the second-generation Toyota C-HR has been fully leaked through the Australian patent office. The renewed Japanese crossover, whose first installment has been a resounding success in markets such as Europe, will be officially presented throughout 2023, with its commercial launch scheduled to take place shortly after.
In the images of the registry, it can be seen that its aesthetics will be practically identical to that of the Small SU EV electric prototype, which was revealed at the end of last year. Although the leaked version corresponds to the hybrid model, the new Toyota C-HR will also be available as a pure electric.
This will be possible thanks to the use of the E3 multi-energy platform, an evolution of the TNGA-C that will adopt some modules of the e-TNGA electric platform (because Toyota plants in Europe are adapted to the TNGA-B (Czechia, France) and TNGA-C (United Kingdom, Turkey), no model manufactured in the old continent will use the e-TNGA platform).
For this reason, the electric C-HR will not be included in the bZ (beyond Zero) sub-range, which will be made up exclusively of electric cars developed on dedicated architectures such as e-TNGA. However, we should not rule out that, to differentiate itself from the C-HR Hybrid, the electric one receives the name C-HR bZ. Another option would be the C-HR EV, already used in China.
The new Toyota C-HR will be presented in 2023
To continue the successful trajectory of its predecessor, the new Toyota C-HR will give a twist to its already radical design. The narrow C-shaped headlamps will lengthen to a striking shark nose, while the grille surround, side skirts, and the entire rear section of the car from the C-pillar will be painted in a different color from the rest of the bodywork.
The glazed surface of the rear doors will continue to be very small, while the notable slope of the rear window will improve the aerodynamics of the whole. The pilots, very fine, will “bite” the side and converge towards the center of the gate, although they will not come together as happens with other models of the competition.
The new electric C-HR probably incorporates some solutions already seen in the bZ4X, including its mechanical organs (204 hp/front-wheel drive and 218 hp/all-wheel drive trains, 71.4 kWh battery, and charging system to 150 kW in direct current…). The pack should be able to retain 90% of its capacity after 240,000 km or 10 years of use.
Within the Toyota range, the C-HR will sit between the Yaris Cross and Corolla Cross. Like other compact crossovers such as the Citroën ë-C4 or the Renault Megane E-TECH Electric, the Toyota C-HR will be an alternative for those who do not want a traditional hatchback (Corolla) or an SUV to use (Corolla). Cross) within segment C.