The All-Electric Toyota C-HR Is Presented At The Motor Show In Beijing
Toyota has officially unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show a battery version of the popular C-HR crossover. It is intended for the Chinese market, but in Europe it will not be sold.
The Chinese will be able to purchase the Toyota C-HR EV in 2020. It became part of the brand’s strategy to launch 10 electric cars in China until the end of the second decade.
Hybrid versions of the Corolla and Levin sedans will be also launched until the end of 2020, with electric motors, batteries and inverters for all three models to be produced in China.
The purpose of Toyota is the maximum localization of the production of electrified cars. So, in 2020, a new test factory for the manufacture of batteries will be opened in China, plus the Japanese are going to strengthen their R&D and production base in the region.
Information about the electrical C-HR is scarce, Toyota has not yet disclosed details about the powertrain, driving range, performance of the new e-SUV. It is just known to be the first all-electric vehicle getting the TNGA platform, on which the hybrid Prius and the latest RAV4 are built too. The next generations of Lexus, in particular CT model, will also use this new Toyota architecture.
Source: Auto Express