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The new, 2020 Toyota C-HR offers customers an expanded, segment-unique powertrain range which features a second, 2.0 litre Hybrid Dynamic Force system positioned at the top of the range.
This fourth generation hybrid powerplant features a new 2.0 litre petrol unit from a completely new family of Toyota engines. Offering reduced internal losses and breakthrough engineering on volumetric efficiency, it develops 112 kW of power whist achieving a thermal efficiency of 41% – a combination of power versus efficiency that is unrivalled today in mass production.
Delivering 135 kW/184 hp, the new 2.0 litre hybrid powertrain combines superior dynamic performance with even greater efficiency than the 1.8 system. An output of 50% more power, while the consumption only increases by 10%. It generates CO2emissions as low as 118 g/km (WLTP) – a figure unrivalled within its segment – and returns combined fuel consumption of only 5.3 l/100 km.
The 90 kW/122 hp 1.8 hybrid powertrain is now equipped with a smaller, lighter and even more powerful lithium-ion battery pack. This is able to absorb and deliver more current, enhancing the electric motive force delivery. The system is even more natural to drive and maintains its emission standard at just 109 g/km (WLTP).
The 2020 Toyota C-HR is also available with a 1.2 litre turbo engine. Delivering 85 kW/116 hp and 185 Nm of torque, this unit generates CO2emission of from 154 g/km (WLTP) and returns a combined fuel consumption of from 6.9 l/100 km (WLTP).
The 1.2 litre turbo may be mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or a Continuously Variable Transmission. CVT-equipped versions are available with either front- or all-wheel drive.
And finally, a 2-litre with 109 kW/148 hp, 189 Nm CVT-only model will be available for Eastern European markets.
Every Toyota full hybrid powertrain offers its users silent, intuitive, responsive and self-sufficient EV technology with low cost of ownership, no need for plug-in recharging, offering outstanding fuel economy and low CO2emissions, and up to 80% zero emission driving time when used in urban areas.
Whilst continuing to reward customers with all of the above benefits, the 2.0 litre Hybrid Dynamic Force system goes further. Taking full advantage of the ride comfort, stability, handling and driving enjoyment inherent in the GA-C platform, the company has focused its efforts on making this next generation of hybrid powerplants not only easy, intuitive, but also very engaging to drive.
The completely new hybrid system features compact packaging that is lighter in weight and more efficient than earlier generation systems. It reflects significant advances in battery, electric motor and petrol engine technologies.
The hybrid battery is a larger pack with a higher energy density. Individual total cell power has been maintained, but the number of cells has been increased to match the more powerful electric motor and allow for higher energy absorption during regenerative braking.
To maintain equilibrium with the 2.0 litre Dynamic Force engine, both motor/generators are bigger and more powerful. Their power-to-weight ratio is amongst the highest in the industry, with the main electric motor delivering 80 kW and 202 Nm.
This combination of completely new internal combustion engine and hybrid system elements has allowed for a re-distribution of responsibilities within the different driving components.
The system can now be tailored to deploy much more natural-feeling engine acceleration. The response to the throttle pedal is immediate, and vehicle acceleration closely linked to that of engine rpm. It will offer drivers an ‘energised’ drive, with more power for a more dynamic, engaging driving experience.
The design of the new Toyota C-HR’s Dynamic Force 2.0-litre dual VVT-i Atkinson cycle petrol engine follows the Toyota New Global Architecture ethos: highly modular-dependant application, yet sharing as many components as possible between the separate lay-outs and displacements.
Following this protocol allows Toyota to make use of the highest quality components as well as very high-tech solutions, in a very effective way.
By minimising combustion time, the engine turns more heat and pressure into mechanical energy. The Atkinson cycle further assists this goal as its operating principal makes the combustion stroke even longer, so that at the end of the cycle only a low residual pressure is lost to the atmosphere.