New 2017 Toyota CH-R Release Date and Info

The new 2017 Toyota CH-R – or Coupe High-Rider promotes engineering creativity and greater stylistic freedom, with the result being enhanced driving pleasure, and eye-catching designs. Although its MSRP pricing estimates, and release date details are still shrouded in mystery, this review provides a credible report on its interior and exterior designs, engine specs, and general features.

2017 Toyota C-HR spy shots

The 2017 Toyota CH-R debuted as a concept two years ago during the 2014 Paris Motor Show and the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, where it attracted so much public attention owing to its revolutionary styling details. Its sharp designs stand out as unique within the entire Toyota range. The new model is aimed at customers who want something distinct, predominantly driven by emotional considerations.

2017 Toyota C-HR auto show, front angle, headlights and grille

During its creation, quality and style were the main considerations. And looking at the production car now, nothing could be further from the truth. Led by Hiroyuki Koba, the C-HR Chief Engineer, the Toyota C-HR was as a result of combining customer feedback with unique innovations. Demands fir perceived quality and design were all factored in during the entire development process.

2017 Toyota CH-R side angle, silver color, alloy wheels

During its creation, engineers and designers focused on three key areas – dynamics, powertrain, and design. All these elements were based on the Toyota New Global Architecture, which allows for flexibility and unique character demonstration. According to Toyota, sales of the new model are expected to reach 100K in Europe alone this year.

2017 Toyota CH-R exterior, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

Once available, the new model, which is also known as the 2017 Toyota CH-R in the USA, will battle it out with the likes of Toyota RAV4, and the 2016 Auris TS.

2017 Toyota CH-R Release Date & Price

2017 Toyota CH-R release date

Once available, the new model is expected to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $25,000. As for its release date, credible reports allege an early-2017 date is highly probable. Of course, the details aforementioned are based on speculation, as the exacting ones are yet to be offered by the automaker.

2017 Toyota CH-R Exterior

2017 Toyota C-HR overhead view

The new model brings with it the much-needed sensuality and dynamism the crossover market requires. Dimension wise, expect the length at 4360 mm, 1555 mm for the height, and 1795 mm for the width. Evidently, the production vehicle stays true to the concept car.

The new model showcases the crossover’s rigidity and strength through the “Sensual Speed-Cross” platform that it is based on. The body construction combines the slim, sleek cabin profile of a coupe with a raised ground clearance and a powerful lower body. Side-ways, it combines fluid surfaces and gemstone-like shapes with an elegantly integrated detailing to create a perfect balance of sensuality and precision.

2017 Toyota C-HR auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Up front, the model gets a combination of Toyota’s Keen Look and Under priority design identity. The slender upper grille wraps around the front corners of the vehicle resulting in an aggressive stance. To the rear, the top-hinged tailgate integrates with the strongly tapered cabin to give enough loadspace access.

Also available are the equally expressive visual signatures that are offered by the prominent rear light clusters.

2017 Toyota CH-R Interior

2017 Toyota CH-R interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen and gear shift knob

This is what Alexander Gommier of the ED2 Design Center had to say, “Thanks to the ‘Innovative Details’ and ‘Emotional Surfaces stable structure, the interior of the 2017 CH-R is modern and sensual, and therefore unique. These key features enabled us get a fresh perspective during the creation of the 2017 Toyota CH-R.

Marking a new departure for Toyota, the interior is distinct courtesy of the sensual and fashionable style that is as a result of the combination of the high-tech functionality and ‘Sensual Tech’ design concept.

2017 Toyota C-HR interior, leather seats

All these design elements bring a welcoming ambience of an expansive, warm, and airy cabin. One gets a fresh, yet comfortable environment thanks to the contrasting of the crisp lines and sensual surfacing. Some of the features ton expect include an 8-inch display audio touch-screen featuring an improved and redesigned HMI with enhanced connected surfaces and a 16-inch navigation platform; impressive exterior visibility, and differing textures, tones, and patterns within the upholstery.

Available Trims

The new model comes in one well-equipped trim level.

Engine Specs

2017 Toyota C-HR engine

Under the hood of the new 2017 Toyota CH-R is a 113 horsepower, turbocharged 1.2L engine. But so far there’s a 120 horsepower hybrid powertrain. Other than, Toyota hasn’t offered us any other details pertaining specs such as its mpg, and 0-60 mph acceleration figures.


2017 Toyota CH-R safety, interior, dashboard, airbags

Safety is one of the details that are yet to be offered, at least as at the time of this review writing. Nonetheless, it is expected the new model will come with top safety scores judging from the scores of its rival’s crash impact assessment. An update of the results from the NHTSA of the Toyota CH-R 2017 will be offered on its release date.

Image gallery

2017 Toyota C-HR exterior, headlights and grille

2017 Toyota C-HR exterior, silver color, alloy wheels

2017 Toyota C-HR auto show, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Toyota CH-R exterior, silver color, badges, grille and headlights

2017 Toyota CH-R exterior, black color, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Toyota CH-R front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Toyota C-HR rear vew, taillights and badges

2017 Toyota C-HR exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Toyota C-HR interior, steering wheel

2019 Toyota Land Cruiser

Details About the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Release Date

The newest 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser has been announced for an update. After the initial showcasing at the Frankfurt show last year, we are waiting to see what the final product will look like. Well, now the time is getting closer and closer to see the newest Land Cruiser. We are finally going to see it next year.

The official release date is the last month of 2018. This model will be the an extension of what Toyota has been doing with its recent Land Cruiser vehicles.

Toyota has advertised their Land Cruiser models as “easy to repair and maintain.” This has been true for the most part of the Land Cruiser’s career. And it continues to exemplify utility and reliability even further with this model. This is what will draw the audience here and what will make people but this car.

Interestingly in America it is viewed as status symbol car and has a higher price, which could impeach its sales numbers. But all in all, we do expect this new and improved model to make up for the sales lost so far.

2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Release Date

There is no official price for the newest 2019 Land Cruiser yet. As there is a long time until the release date comes, solid evidence for the price rate are not available. That is why we are still not sure what figure to expect. But there is a solid possibility that this model is not going to go so much beyond the current pricing.

This will help the vehicle keep its status and presence in the market and let the new updates sink in with the audiences making it a lot easier to comprehend the direction where they are heading with it. All in all, at least on other markets away from America you can expect a more lenient price.

The current Land Cruiser is sold in Australia for a figure between $54,000 and $86,000 Australia dollars. This figure will remain probably the same as it is now or it might get a smaller bump in the price. As far as the US market goes, it is expected to reach a number of $83,665. It is already expensive as it is so they probably cannot afford to raise the price in America any more.

Some Rumors about the Car

Before the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser was showcased in Frankfurt at the auto show, there were quite a bit rumors going around. In fact, most of it were related to a completely new generation model beige released. But these were immediately stuffed once the vehicle was unveiled at the show.

Also, the fact that the current model still manages to hold its own and that it is a quite good looking and capable car, we do not need a new generation model still. The updated 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser will be a fitting model for at least a few years down the line.

2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Exterior Updates

The new 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is going to mainly follow the look of the outgoing model. Because the current vehicle has only gone under redesign in 2008 and had a few updates along the way, the most notable one coming in 2013 and the most recent in 2016, the car is still pretty fresh. They are not going to sacrifice a lot here and will probably go with what they got to keep the vehicle steady for a period longer.

The changes for the new 2019 include the front part which is different. The bumper, the grille and the headlights are completely new. The vertical bar that the Land Cruiser is famous for is now positioned a bit inboard which helps to protect the car in off-road situations. The headlights feature standard halogen lightning but can easily switch to LEDs if you wish them to be.

The hood is also a bit different and you can immediately notice a scallop in the middle of it. The twin bulges are still there and they keep the car look aggressive. The edges of the front fenders have been raised and it helps the driver see the width of the SUV. As for the wheels, there are 17-, 18-, and 19-inch alloy ones available.

2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Size and Dimensions

Judging by the latest posts about the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser, this car will not grow. The vehicle which we have seen the last time and the model that we are going to get now is the same in size. It was updated, that we can see, but there is no need for it to grow as well.

The size of the previous car was well established and it actually goes back a number of years before. The updated model will benefit from the enhancements which are added but no need to make it bigger now. The car is 194.9 inches long and has a wheelbase of 112.2 inches.

The width of the car is 77.9 inches while the height is 74.0 inches. The interior grants a space of 141 cu ft for the passengers to enjoy, while there is a cargo load of 16 cu ft. In terms of its weight, there is no confirmation whether the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser will put on some extra pounds. But the last model weighed 5926 lb, and it is probably not going to go more than that.

Exterior Color Changes of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser

This time there are going to be changes for the color of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser. They have decided that it is going to be important to update the color and expand beyond the previously available choices. There is a total of 10 colors to choose now while two of them are completely new. Now the drivers are able to pick between Midnight Emerald Blue and Avant-Garde Bronze Metallic as added choices. All the old ones are still there so there are in fact more options for the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser now.

What has Happened with the Interior?

The inside of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser has also suffered various changes. This time there are updates which will change the face of the car. However, it will not affect the usefulness so much. They have rearranged a dash a bit, which resulted in better aesthetics and improved functionality as well. The controls are now divided into three categories, drivetrain, driving, and comfort. It will help people who are new to the car find their way around the cabin a lot faster than before.

On the technical side of things, there is the larger 8.0-inch infotainment screen which is operated by Toyota’s Touch 2 with Go software. The gauge cluster is also new and includes now four analogue gauges and a full-color, 4.2-inch information display.

The LED mood lightning has it’s update and actually makes the interior of the Land Cruiser feel much more premium than it actually is. All in all, the car looks much cleaner and it is far better organized than the last model. This gives the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser a big advantage.

2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Engine Specs

There are no unfamiliarity under the hood of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser model. In fact, there is a total of three engines available and all three are familiar in some sort of way. But it actually deepens on the country of origin which engine is will the vehicle have under the hood. So for example In Western Europe and Australia there is the 2.8-liter D-4D four-cylinder turbo diesel as the sole model.

It produces 332 pound-feet of torque and is combined with a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2.7-liter gasoline four-cylinder and the 4.0-liter gasoline V-6 are available for all the European models. The former makes 118 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque, while the latter is estimated at 180 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque.

As far as the US models go, they will have power of a 5.7-liter V-8 and eight-speed automatic transmission. The power output is still not mentioned here and will be announced in due time.

0-60 mph and top speed

With the newest 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser coming with a familiar set of engines, we are not going to be surprised by the acceleration of this vehicle. There is a great possibility that the model is going to remain at 6.7 seconds needed to reach 0-60 mph and a top speed of 130 mph. This is pretty standard for a Land Cruiser and is what we all expect from this car to make.

What about the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Fuel Economy Ratings?

The same things goes for the fuel economy of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser. It is not so difficult to guess what the rates are going to be. But based on the current set of engines it will not improve. Nevertheless the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is still pretty solid when it comes to its fuel usage. It consumes 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. For now we cannot expect anything better than that.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Release Date, News & Specs

The newest 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser comes to us with updated rear and front ends with a completely redesigned cabin which offers us a whole new range of features. What is special about this vehicle is that it comes available in only one trim level, which is actually extraordinary. It is rare that you get a truck, or any kind of vehicle in that matter, without needing to spend extra money on accessories that only the higher trim levels have.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

The Land Cruiser made its debut back in 1957 and was introduced as a very impressive people mover since its introduction to the market. Its off-raoding ability has always managed to impress people and it helped it become the flagship vehicle of the company. Some modern versions have taken a path of adding some luxury and leather-wrapped elements which made the car become an even more higher contender in the market of today.

This year besides going for the aesthetic updates and bringing in more tech support on the inside, the car is going to go through a change under the hood. The mechanical department had some work done and besides an updated transmission system there are a lot of mechanical updates that keep the car stable and an overall better performance. The engine type has been carried over from before but it was a good options all together so no need for a change there. Study the review and find out more information about the latest 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser car.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser exterior

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser red color, exterior, headlights, grille

The designers wanted to preserve the macho look so they kept to a mostly unchanged exterior design of the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser. With this though in their heads, they managed to introduce changes to the front fender area, the hood grille and the taillight. Thus the front end of the car has been introduced with some additional chrome which has been placed on the grille of the car. It actually extends from the grille to the LED headlights and looks great like that. There are two very tall power bulges placed on the hood now which is something that we actually do not appreciate and think it could do without. The front fender is kept with flat sides and non-existent flairs.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser side angle, alloy wheels

The back side also gets some chrome which is actually a full-width chrome piece that goes all the way into the LED taillights. This is perhaps the most noticeable change that the Land Cruiser has gone through in terms of the back side, but in fact there is a lot more which can be seen upon closer inspection. The roof rails are a standard addition to the car this time and add more capability when it comes to carrying additional cargo. The car is going to ride on some 285/60R18 tires that wrap around new alloy wheels. There is a full size spare one with a rim to match the standard ones included as well.


2016 Toyota Land Cruiser dashboard, steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen

The previous generation of Land Cruiser had a posh interior but the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser take things to a whole new level. The Terra leather seats have many things to do with it as they come standard for every vehicle. The added saddle brown floor is a nice piece of equipment added and makes things wholesome and warm looking. Finishing the interior look is the added wood trim and chrome accents which make up the whole exclusive combination together. The dashboard design is similar to the one of the current vehicle but does have a decent looking update to it nevertheless. The steering wheel is also completely new and the center stack has a new 9-inch infotainment display which has a Toyota’s latest Entune system.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser leather seats, steering wheel

The center console has a gated shifter with two main dials and several buttons. Knobs are used to control the Multi-terrain Select and Crawl Control and there are several buttons that control the center differential lock, traction control and hill decent control. Just in front of the gearshift is the USB port with controls for heating and cooling the front seats. The passengers at the back can enjoy the dual 11.6-inch monitors mounted to the front seat as entertainment Additionally, the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser adds 28 air vents  at the back making even the back side nice and cool and ventilated which is not the case with many of the modern vehicles today.


2016 Toyota Land Cruiser engine

The engine that it being utilized inside the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is the same one from before which is going to be completely carried over for this new versions. The engine in question is of course the 5.7-liter V-8 engine which makes 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. What is actually interesting to know is that the torque curve goes up to 3,600 rpm, with 90 percent of torque available at just 2,200 rpm. Despite the engine being old, the transmission is not. This year we have gotten a completely new gearshifter inside the Land Cruiser which will now use an eight-speed automatic shifter. It makes the EPA rating stand at 13 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, and 15 mpg combined.

Price and release date

The 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is going to experience a bit of a price jump when being compared to the previous one. The car is going to be available for a base MSRP rat of  $80,155 which is still an appropriate pricing for a vehicle like this one. The release date is set for mid-year so expect it after April. On the official website you can find more interesting info on the car.


2016 Toyota Land Cruiser front angle, headlights andgrille

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser rear view, taillights, tailpipe, alloy wheels, white color

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser interior, lether back seats

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser side view, alloy wheels, headlights

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser rear view, silver color, taillights and tailpipe

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser rear angle,taillights and tailpipe

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser trunk