We already anticipate that the second generation of the CH-R will remain faithful to the daring Prologue concept, and The Japanese SUV will compete in the C segment with only electrified mechanics, joining the conventional hybrid engine (which currently exists with the 122 hp 1.8 HEV or the 184 hp 2.0 Hybrid Dynamic Force) a plug-in hybrid version (PHEV). The Japanese manufacturer has now confirmed that the new CH-R will begin production at the end of the year in Turkey, more specifically at the brand’s factory in Sakarya, making this factory the first Toyota plant in Europe to produce passenger cars with rechargeable batteries. . and ride in the place the corresponding lithium-ion batteries.
The new Toyota C-HR will be (even) bolder
Describing the battery assembly line to be installed at the Turkish factory as “a strategic milestone for Toyota’s electrification transformation,” the brand marks its transition with a local investment of approximately €317 million. which brings the total accumulated investment in the Sakarya plant to around 2,300 million euros. The CH-R PHEV battery assembly line alone will create 60 new jobs, with construction scheduled to start in December, which means that at least the rechargeable version of the Japanese C-SUV shouldn’t arrive any sooner. to European roads by 2024. The installed battery assembly capacity in Turkey will be 75,000 units/year.
After being anticipated in late 2022 by the Prologue concept, The new Toyota CH-R should be launched at the end of this year, with changes in the details and having as one of its main reasons of interest -besides the style- the PHEV variant, on which no concrete progress has yet been made. However, the possibility cannot be ruled out that this version uses the same arguments as the new Prius, whose arrival on the Portuguese market is scheduled for June/July, exclusively as a plug-in hybrid with a 13.6 kWh rechargeable battery, which powers a 160 CV engine, which guarantees up to 80 km on zero emission trips, with the electric group also supporting the internal combustion engine, a 148 CV 2.0. The combined power of these two engines is 223 hp.