|Thursday, 6 July 2017, 14:40 HKT/SGT|
Toyota City, Japan, July 6, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation today revealed strong first-half results for its C-HR model, with sales topping 79,303 units(1), earning the top spot among all automakers in the number of new SUVs sold in Japan during the first half of 2017. In addition, C-HR sales peaked at 13,168 units in April 2017, making the C-HR the most purchased vehicle in Japanese market (including minivehicle sales) within that month.
The C-HR debuted in December 2016 as an SUV that reflects Toyota's commitment to design and a quality driving experience. The C-HR is popular with customers of all ages with its sleek cabin profile and diamond architectural theme exuding a bold and daring personality, combined with the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA)(2) platform that enhances driving performance through a low center of gravity and top-class fuel economy of 30.2 km/L(3).
(1) According to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association
(2) Toyota New Global Architecture: Toyota's company-wide program to structurally transform automobile design. The goal of TNGA is to dramatically improve the basic performance and marketability of Toyota vehicles by reforming and integrally developing new powertrain components, vehicle platforms, and parts.
(3) JC08 fuel economy rating as evaluated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is the global mobility company that introduced the Prius hybrid-electric car in 1997 and the first mass-produced fuel cell sedan, Mirai, in 2014. Headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, Toyota has been making cars since 1937. Today, Toyota proudly employs 370,000 employees in communities around the world. Together, they build around 10 million vehicles per year in 29 countries, from mainstream cars and premium vehicles to mini-vehicles and commercial trucks, and sell them in more than 170 countries under the brands Toyota, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com.
Public Affairs Division
Global Communications Department
Toyota Motor Corporation
July 6, 2017 14:40 HKT/SGT
Topic: Press release summary
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