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Toyota Says Lack Of AWD Is Hurting C-HR Sales 8
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in nissan, Nissan Kicks, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota C-HR, USA on 12 8th, 2017


The Toyota C-HR went on sale in the United States earlier this year and it appears the model hasn’t been quite as successful as the company was hoping.

Carsalesbase shows Toyota only sold 21,889 units since April and that’s significantly less than rivals such as the Chevrolet Trax and Honda HR-V. Toyota’s well aware of the situation as the company’s North American executive vice president of sales, Bob Carter, recently told Wards Auto the lack of an optional all-wheel drive system is “hurting its sales potential.”

The C-HR is one of the few crossovers that doesn’t offer all-wheel drive and it will soon by joined by the Nissan Kicks. Nissan North America’s vice president of product planning, Michael Bunce, doesn’t think the Kicks will suffer the same sales problem as the C-HR as he expects the model will be popular in cities on both the east and west coast. As a result, the company expects to sell at least 50,000-60,000 Kicks annually.

Bunce went on to say the C-HR probably isn’t doing as well as it could because it’s expensive for its segment. As he noted, “In the U.S. there’s still a great correlation between size and price point” and the C-HR starts at $22,500 which is “relatively high.”

The product planner went on to say the Kicks will cost less than $19,000 and customers who need all-wheel drive can always move up to the Rogue Sport which starts at $21,420 and offer an optional all-wheel drive system for an additional $1,350.

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Toyota Recalls C-HR For Faulty Electric Brake, Prius PHEV Over A Fuse 18
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in PHEV, Recalls, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota C-HR, Toyota Prius on 11 18th, 2017


Toyota’s North American arm is conducting two separate recalls that include 68,500 units of the 2018 C-HR and 2012-2015 Prius PHEV.

The first campaign revolves around some 28,600 units of the crossover, whose electronic parking brakes may not disengage or apply, thus resulting in a noncompliance with the federal safety standard.

This is a software issue that will be resolved via an update of the electronic control unit, free of charge to owners, who will receive a notification by first-class mail later this month informing them of the problem and advising them to make an appointment with an authorized dealer.

The second recall announced by Toyota includes roughly 39,900 units of the Prius Plug-In Hybrid, as driving them in EV mode repeatedly under high-load conditions such as long hill climbs could cause a fuse to malfunction.

If this happens, then drivers will notice warning lights and warning messages, and in some cases, they may experience reduced power. Under more extreme circumstances, though, the hybrid system could shut down, resulting in the loss of motive power, which however shouldn’t affect the power steering and braking.

Toyota’s dealers will replace the fuse with an improved unit at no cost to owners, who will be informed of this condition via first-class mail, starting January, 2018.

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Toyota Wants To Chase FWD ‘Ring Record With Modified C-HR 5
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Nurburgring, Reports, SEMA, SEMA show, TOYOTA, Toyota C-HR on 11 5th, 2017


Toyota’s customized C-HR on display at SEMA isn’t all show and no go. In fact, the tuning company behind the ‘world’s fastest CUV’ believes it could set a new front-wheel drive lap record at the Nurburgring.

Built by Dan Gardner Spec and commissioned by Toyota, the bespoke C-HR is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine delivering a total of 591 hp. Mated to that powerplant is a five-speed manual transmission and around Willow Springs, the car is reportedly quicker than a McLaren 650S Spider, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and a Nissan GT-R Nismo.

Discussing the crazy project with Autocar, Dan Gardner said he wanted to make a supercar killer with the bespoke C-HR and would love to take it to Germany.

“The car was built for SEMA and Toyota has no plans for it from now on. But it’s the real deal. Personally, it would be a dream to take it to the Nordschleife. I have no doubt it could set the front-wheel-drive record there,” he said.

As it stands, the fastest front-wheel drive car to lap the Nurburgring is the Honda Civic Type R with a blistering 7 minutes and 43.8 second lap, achieved with a 316 hp 2.0-liter VTEC engine.

While the C-HR from SEMA has almost double the power, seamlessly sending that power to the front wheels at a track as treacherous as the Nurburgring wouldn’t be easy.

Nevertheless, we’d love to see Dan Gardner Spec try, especially if it had the backing of Toyota.

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Toyota Wants To Chase FWD ‘Ring Record With Modified C-HR 5
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Nurburgring, Reports, SEMA, SEMA show, TOYOTA, Toyota C-HR on 11 5th, 2017


Toyota’s customized C-HR on display at SEMA isn’t all show and no go. In fact, the tuning company behind the ‘world’s fastest CUV’ believes it could set a new front-wheel drive lap record at the Nurburgring.

Built by Dan Gardner Spec and commissioned by Toyota, the bespoke C-HR is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine delivering a total of 591 hp. Mated to that powerplant is a five-speed manual transmission and around Willow Springs, the car is reportedly quicker than a McLaren 650S Spider, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and a Nissan GT-R Nismo.

Discussing the crazy project with Autocar, Dan Gardner said he wanted to make a supercar killer with the bespoke C-HR and would love to take it to Germany.

“The car was built for SEMA and Toyota has no plans for it from now on. But it’s the real deal. Personally, it would be a dream to take it to the Nordschleife. I have no doubt it could set the front-wheel-drive record there,” he said.

As it stands, the fastest front-wheel drive car to lap the Nurburgring is the Honda Civic Type R with a blistering 7 minutes and 43.8 second lap, achieved with a 316 hp 2.0-liter VTEC engine.

While the C-HR from SEMA has almost double the power, seamlessly sending that power to the front wheels at a track as treacherous as the Nurburgring wouldn’t be easy.

Nevertheless, we’d love to see Dan Gardner Spec try, especially if it had the backing of Toyota.

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Toyota Shows Up In Vegas With A Bunch Of Camrys And C-HR [69 Pics] 31
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in celebrities, Galleries, Nascar, racing, SEMA show, TOYOTA, Toyota C-HR, Toyota Camry, TRD, tuning on 10 31st, 2017


Even though there are 18 vehicles on display at Toyota's 2017 SEMA Show stand, the focus has clearly been put on the all-new 2018 Camry and this race-tuned C-HR crossover.
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American Designer Pushing Toyota Styling Towards New Horizons 19
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota C-HR, Toyota Camry on 09 19th, 2017


If you look at a modern-day Toyota model such as the C-HR crossover or the all-new Camry, you might just notice that the Japanese automaker has stopped playing it safe with its designs.
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Toyota Europe Boss: More Powerful And Sporty Hybrids Are Coming Next Year 13
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Hybrids, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota Auris, Toyota C-HR, Toyota RAV4 on 09 13th, 2017


Toyota is planning to expand its hybrid range with the addition of more powerful models with a sportier character, starting from next year.
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Toyota’s New C-HR Hy-Power Concept Offers More Bang, Adds Orange Details 12
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in concepts, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Galleries, Hybrids, TOYOTA, Toyota C-HR, Toyota Concepts on 09 12th, 2017


The new Toyota C-HR Hy-Power concept has been unveiled and -as the name suggests- comes with more hybrid power and a brightly-colored exterior.
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Toyota’s New C-HR Hy-Power Concept Offers More Bang, Adds Orange Details 12
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in concepts, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Galleries, Hybrids, TOYOTA, Toyota C-HR, Toyota Concepts on 09 12th, 2017


The new Toyota C-HR Hy-Power concept has been unveiled and -as the name suggests- comes with more hybrid power and a brightly-colored exterior.
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Toyota’s New C-HR Hy-Power Concept Offers More Bang, Adds Orange Details 12
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in concepts, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Galleries, Hybrids, TOYOTA, Toyota C-HR, Toyota Concepts on 09 12th, 2017


The new Toyota C-HR Hy-Power concept has been unveiled and -as the name suggests- comes with more hybrid power and a brightly-colored exterior.
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Toyota C-HR Hy-Power Concept And New Land Cruiser Announced For Frankfurt 31
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Hybrids, new cars, TOYOTA, Toyota Auris, Toyota C-HR, Toyota Concepts, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Yaris on 08 31st, 2017


Toyota will have several entirely new vehicles on display at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, which opens its gates for the international press on September 12.
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Toyota C-HR Hy-Power Concept And New Land Cruiser Announced For Frankfurt 31
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Hybrids, new cars, TOYOTA, Toyota Auris, Toyota C-HR, Toyota Concepts, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Yaris on 08 31st, 2017


Toyota will have several entirely new vehicles on display at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, which opens its gates for the international press on September 12.
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Toyota C-HR Hy-Power Concept And New Land Cruiser Announced For Frankfurt 31
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Hybrids, new cars, TOYOTA, Toyota Auris, Toyota C-HR, Toyota Concepts, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Yaris on 08 31st, 2017


Toyota will have several entirely new vehicles on display at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, which opens its gates for the international press on September 12.
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Peugeot 3008 vs Toyota C-HR vs Seat Ateca: Which Is The Best Compact SUV? 16
Jul
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in PEUGEOT, Peugeot 3008, Peugeot Videos, Seat, Seat Ateca, Seat Videos, TOYOTA, Toyota C-HR, Toyota Videos, video on 07 16th, 2017


We all know that compact SUVs are Europe’s favorite cars for the past couple of years and the trend shows no intention of leaving us anytime soon, so it’s no wonder that companies like Peugeot, Seat and Toyota have joined the game.
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Kuhl Racing Injects Some Toughness Into Toyota C-HR Crossover 11
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in japan, TOYOTA, Toyota C-HR, tuning on 07 11th, 2017


Japanese tuner Kuhl Racing has put together an extensive body kit for the Toyota C-HR, upgrading the funky crossover from bumper to bumper.
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