The Hollywood, CA drivers served by Keyes Toyota are in for a bit of a surprise in the spring of 2017. We wouldn't be surprised if we heard "Arigato gozaimashita, Toyoda-san" from our customers the first time they see the 2017 Toyota C-HR at our showroom. When he took over as CEO of Toyota, Akio Toyoda promised more fun from new Toyota cars, and this quirky new crossover lets everyone know that he was serious.
We tried not to get our hopes up when the Toyota C-HR was shown at the 2014 Paris Motor Show as a three-door concept, and again in Frankfurt in 2015 when it was shown as a four-door. After all, nobody thought a crossover this quirky would see daylight in that form. It had -- and still has -- an easy grace that sets it apart from anything else on the road, combining crossover utility with a slightly lower ground clearance for better handling.
The production model shown at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year made it clear that Toyota was committed to what made their new crossover so interesting. While it's technically a compact crossover, there's something in its profile that suggests a coupe. In its European versions it comes standard with front-wheel drive (AWD is optional) and a choice of gas or hybrid powertrains. It offers more space than some of its closest competitors, and is sure to turn heads on the road.
While the 2017 Toyota C-HR is already available in Europe, the powertrain options may not be the same once this compact crossover comes to the States. Once those details -- and others -- are available, we'll report them here. In the meantime, there's plenty of fun driving to be had at your Toyota dealership serving Los Angeles, CA, from the stylish Toyota Yaris to the off-road thrills of the Toyota Tundra TRD. Thank you, Mr. Toyoda. To find out more, visit Keyes Toyota at 5855 Van Nuys Blvd. in Van Nuys, CA or call 800-296-3052 today.