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


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.


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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