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Back in 2016, Toyota unveiled the C-HRan edgy and modern-looking subcompact crossover built around the company's much-hyped 'New Global Architecture.' As soon as it came out, it became a hit thanks to its sweet looks and fun driving dynamics. But it turned out to be more successful than anyone anticipated.

What exactly are we talking about? Well, according to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, the C-HR sold a very solid 117,299 units in the market last year. That's good enough to earn the crossover the top spot among all new SUVs available in the country for 2017—a very impressive feat. By the way, the C-HR in Japan is available with either a 1.8-liter hybrid or a 1.2-liter turbocharged 4WD variant.

We saw a few of them back in Tokyo last October for the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. But enough to peg it as the year's best-selling new SUV? We didn't think so at the time.

We've long hoped that Toyota would consider bringing this over to the Philippines to compete with the likes of the Nissan Juke. With its compact size and energetic driving dynamics, we think it'd fit right in. Do you share the same sentiments? Let us know in the comments.

Drei Laurel
Staff Writer
Drei's passion for driving began not behind the wheel of a car, but in front of a keyboard and computer screen, playing 'Need For Speed' for hours on end with his twin brother.
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