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Toyota is upgrading the Anti-Prius

The hybrid drive is today one of the same way to the auto mobile self-understanding of how the internal combustion engine. And so the major manufacturers from the mild hybrid and full hybrids, to Plug-in Hybrid and all in the offer. If the E-mobility developed one day as well, then a result would have to be correct also for self-understanding: the need to consider the Charging of electric cars just as easy as on his iPhone in the usual way.

But this will take time. However, it was not even in the case of hybridization, as quickly as you suspect in retrospect. As a Toyota in 1997 launched the Prius, not happened after nearly a decade of much. And because it took so long, many were of the opinion that a hybrid car would have to as well shaped to look like these drops, on the Road anonymous-looking hatchback sedan. "What should I do?", asked me at that time, a young doctor with a practice visit. He had a Prius, "because to me, this environment-friendly drive concept fully convinced". Only The car didn't like it. Therefore, the search for an Alternative.

Which was, however, difficult to. Momentum in the development of but then again Toyota, as the Japanese began to models such as their absolute top seller, the Corolla, the offer in Europe, in the meantime, Auris was (as of 2010), the compact Yaris (from 2012) and the mid-size SUV, RAV4 (2016), alternatively, as a hybrid models. The signal effect.

from the Looks of it, that Toyota has the C-HR as a turbo petrol engine in the range, the compact SUV but the first hybrid development since two decades. The Japanese place exactly in the Segment that is booming in the world the most, of course, comes as little surprise. Rather surprised at the Form in which –literally – they do. With a car, namely, the leaves alone, called coupe High Rider (C-HR) sit up and take notice. And then comes: as extroverted mix between a powerful SUV and a sharp-cut coupe, All styled in wild folds. So far only dared to Nissan with the polarizing Juke Similar.

Design promotes sales

However, this Anti-Prius is apparently very good. More than 400'000 times the C-HR in his first edition has sold since summer of 2016, and helped to generate for the Toyota a much younger clientele. 60 percent, however, the Japanese claim to have ordered the C-HR, its shape because. And 85 per cent as a full hybrid. This, though, there is the trendy Compact SUV even with an agile 1.2-Liter gasoline engine with 116 HP.

This share is trying to increase the brand continues to focus on hybrid technology and in the coming year in China, her first, a pure electric model on the market, now. So there is the C-HR is now available in two hybrid versions: The tried-and-tested 1.8-Liter engine with a system output of 122 HP for 33'000 Swiss francs a 2.0-litre variant is coming (from 36'500 Swiss francs), its newly developed burner provides in combination with two electric motors and a system output of 184 HP. This makes the C-HR is significantly sportier. And it is because of it's streamlined chassis is actually the way he presents himself.

in Spite of the compared to the basic version increased performance by almost 50 percent, this second hybrid version will only consume ten percent more Fuel. Toyota gives an average of 5.3 litres with a CO2 of 118 grams, which was not reached in a first test ride, however. Has reached the C-HR but for sure one thing: He falls, he is a looker – and, formally, not a Prius more.

Peter Hegetschweiler drove the C-HR, at the invitation of Toyota, Switzerland in Portugal.

Created: 20.11.2019, 18:51 PM

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