CARS.COM — Toyota will dive into the hot subcompact SUV market in the spring with the 2018 C-HR (for Coupe-High Rider) that’s more akin to the sporty Nissan Juke than the utilitarian Honda HR-V among subcompact SUV rivals. The production version was unveiled for the U.S. at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, where the concept version was shown a year ago under the departed Scion brand.
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The concept’s wild styling hasn’t lost much in its translation to the production model, including its deep, angular sculpting and the aggressively pinched rear end that gives it a coupe-like profile. The power may be tamer than the looks, however, with a 144-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission. The interior has seats for five and a tablet-style 7-inch touchscreen.
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