The TNGA version is far better. The biggest let downing is the engine-transmission combination. I’ve said that many owners won’t care about the 85kW output, but every competitor blows the Toyota away by needing around 15kW more. With the exclusion of this profoundly ordinary ASX, that interests different buyers, they all have either a torque converter or twin-clutch automatic, or even when it comes to Honda, a better CVT.
Usually, CVTs operate well with very low power motors, but the C-HR vs. HR-V is placed up for fuel market. Even in Sports mode – that is so far better than Eco – the transmission is currently playing the long game and getting in the form of quick getaways and city darting around. It’s a tremendous shame, as you can feel there is a fantastic car underneath you, it’s only let down by the drivelines. More power & a better transmission would put the C HR near the top of the package.
Once you’re up and running, the vehicle is excellent. A silent cruiser and an eminently comfortable rider, it was a hit with passengers. Back passengers complained about how the window swept up making matters somewhat dark in the back but was happy with the experience.