In the fight with Tesla: Toyota has released an electric CH-R

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Toyota electrified crossover C-HR for the Chinese market. “Battery” version of the model will be produced at the joint venture GAC Toyota and will hit the market in April. Characteristics are known: technically the C-HR Electric will be identical to the Lexus 300e electric UX, and the external differences from other C-HR will be reduced to the decor.

Visually distinguish organic C-HR can be “solid” radiator grille, nameplate, EV and Electric, no exhaust pipes, and also drawing wheels.

In addition, in the basic configuration for an electric vehicle is declared a diode optics. Inside the “green” version gives the original selector driving modes and digital dashboard.

Despite the external similarity with gasoline and hybrid C-HR, the technical differences of the many electric car: the electric crossover architecture E-TNGA with rear multi-link suspension, original layout and enhanced elements of the chassis.

Under the floor of the C-HR Electric battery is installed capacity of 54.3 per kilowatt-hour front placed the 204-horsepower electric motor. Autonomy electric C-HR has not yet been announced, but you can focus on the performance of the Lexus UX 300e with the same stuffing and reserve 400 kilometres on the NEDC cycle.

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In the Chinese market the C-HR is among the three most popular SUVs Toyota – in 2019, the model has sold 59.5 thousand copies. If successful, the electric version of the C-HR “battery” modification may appear in other models.

The start of sales of Toyota C-HR Electric is scheduled for the end of April. While innovation will remain a product exclusively for the Chinese market, because for other countries, the Japanese brand has prepared a separate strategy of electrification.

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