The compact Toyota C-HR could get a refresh for 2023, according to leaked design photos and rumours. If it’s true, this would help it compete with vehicles like the Honda HR-V .
Rumours From Japan and Australia
The Japanese source claims the new model would debut around June 2023, following closely on the heels of Toyota’s release of the Corolla Cross Hybrid and Sequoia Hybrid.
C-shaped headlights, a wider grille, and sharper taillights can be seen in the photos, suggesting a more current and assured design for the C-HR. like the current C-HR, it comes in a two-tone colour scheme.
But it doesn’t look like an electric vehicle in the pictures included in the patent application. The grille is more conventional and there is no indication of any charging outlets. The radiator obviously has to be cooled down. Adding to the intrigue, though, is the absence of exhaust tips in the photographs.
THE 2023 C-HR: WHAT TO EXPECT
The C-HR is rumoured to use the brand’s fifth-generation hybrid technology, which utilizes a lithium-ion battery and promises increased power and fuel economy.
The next C-HR is expected to offer both a 1.8-litre hybrid system and a 2.0-litre gasoline engine. Future iterations of the car, including a plug-in hybrid and a battery-electric vehicle (BEV), are in the works.
There are also ongoing suggestions that a GR Sport trim level for the C-HR could be coming down the line, albeit its prospective purchasers will likely have to do without the turbocharged motor.
The concept was originally unveiled last year as the “bZ Compact SUV,” but it appears to have transitioned into the new C-HR. It has come to light that Toyota has filed patents in Australia for an undisclosed SUV that resembles a C-HR, possibly securing a local launch for the new model.
When can we expect to see the 2023 C-HR hit the market?
It is unknown if or when the 2023 Toyota C-HR will arrive in the United States and Canada from Toyota. When it finally arrives, though, the 2023 Toyota C-HR may provide upgraded amenities.
In order to compete with several of its brother models, the 2019 C-HR may have a larger touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It might also get a new digital gauge cluster and a head-up display.
Is there going to be a lengthening of the wheelbase or added cabin space to accommodate additional passengers? Unfortunately, we have to wait and see. The leaked photos provide promising evidence of an upcoming model refresh. It’s possible that news will be coming soon.
It appears that the C-HR will continue in production with modest modifications due this year and a completely redesigned version due in 2023.
Soon, you’ll be able to purchase Toyota’s Corolla Cross Hybrid. With the release of the RAV4 Hybrid and the Venza Hybrid, Toyota’s lineup of hybrid SUVs has quickly grown. If the C-HR Hybrid does make it to market, it will add even more competition from both foreign and domestic automakers.