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Turbo-petrol, fun-to-drive C-HR signals start of return to Toyota’s 1990s glory days
5 Jul 2017
PERHAPS this compact coupe-styled crossover was named by a disgruntled Toyota employee because a) C-HR sounds like something you do when unhappy at work and b) C-HR sounds like a Honda SUV nameplate.
The resignation letter theory certainly explains this break from Toyota naming convention, although the whole car feels like a departure for the Japanese brand – in a very good way.
Runaway sales success of the experimental-looking Nissan Juke has taken a long time to embolden Toyota enough for it to jump on the quirky pseudo-SUV bandwagon that is also occupied by the Renault Captur and Citroen Cactus, both of which have lent weight to the concept-made-reality crossover cause.
Toyota might be late to the party, but with the C-HR it has shown up with DJ decks, a troupe of podium dancers and a Kegerator.
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Model release date: 1 February 2017
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