The latest model in the Toyota line-up, the C-HR crossover, has begun production across its two factories in Wales and Turkey.
The vehicles will be built at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant in Sakarya, Turkey, while the Deeside plant in Wales will be producing the hybrid engines. The gearboxes and transmissions will be produced at Toyota's Poland factory.
Based on the Toyota New Global Architecture platform, the C-HR benefits from a low centre of gravity and a highly rigid body structure to help with performance and security on the road. The C-HR is the first TNGA model to be built outside of Japan.
Speaking at the launch of the C-HR's production, Moritaka Yoshida, president of TMC's mid-size vehicle company, said:
"Hybrid defines Toyota. Since the first Prius in 1997 we have steadily convinced more and more customers around the world that hybrid vehicles are one of the best solutions to today’s environmental issues. We have now sold more than 9.5 million hybrids globally.
As the latest challenger in the C-segment crossover section, the C-HR has a starting price of £20,995 and is available to order now before the introduction into dealerships in January 2017.
For more information on the C-HR, contact your nearest Inchcape Toyota Centre.