The Japanese automaker has decided to start delivering a production series version of the acclaimed C-HR concept and has now announced the manufacturing duties will be handled by the brand’s plant in Sakarya, Turkey.
The crossover’s production version has not been introduced yet, with the pending event taking place during the Geneva Motor Show on March 1, but we already know quite a lot about the model. For starters, the Japanese company will stay true to its eco-friendly guidance and the C-HR will be delivered from the get go with a hybrid powertrain. The exact technical and performance specifications have not been revealed yet, but we’re actually betting they would come as an adaptation from the Prius’ powertrain. And the production model – which could be granted a different nameplate than the C-HR – is also using the same newly developed TNGA platform. The model joins the current range of vehicles that get manufactured in Europe (AYGO, Yaris, Auris, Corolla, Verso, Camry, and Avensis).
The company also said the hybrid setup will be produced in the United Kingdom at the company’s engine plant in Deeside, Wales. The assembled product will then be shipped from Turkey to Europe as well as other markets outside the continent. The funky design of the past two C-HR concepts is expected to largely carry over so we’re looking at a love/hate (Nissan Juke-style) setup and the model will also reach the North American territories.