Toyota’s C-HR crossover has a memorable Avant-Garde appearance, a high spec level, and an extremely refined turbocharged powertrain. Since the redesign of the Luxury grade in 2020, significant changes have been made to its visual appearance and safety features.
More Style, More Exposure
The updated version adds sequential turn indicators and a unique light-cluster finish to the facelift model’s sharpened head and tail lamps. High-intensity Bi-beam LED light clusters with integrated Daytime Running Lights are coupled with dramatic Y-shaped light guides.
The fog lamps, in turn, have been upgraded to LED spec, providing excellent vision at night.
The front lamps have not been spared from the aesthetic treatment, as the tail lamps have also been given a makeover.
The visual ante is raised with a striking three-segment LED design, which is accented by smoked light surrounds and a horizontal cross section (which extends across the tailgate).
The darkened light elements blend seamlessly with the Bi-tone exterior design’s black roof treatment.
White Pearl, Passion Red, Lunar Metallic, Cosmic Blue, and Inferno Orange Metallic are five startling colour choices that allow expressive buyers to choose a hue to fit their own personality.
Additional Safety Technology
The Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) active safety system has been enhanced to include all-speed Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), as well as Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Lane Trace capabilities.
Lane Trace Assist is a progression of Lane Departure Assist, in which the system not only assists with avoiding unintentional lane departure, but also with keeping the car centred within the lane while following the natural arc of the road.
These capabilities complement the TSSS’s existing Pre-Collision System (PCS), Auto High Beam (AHB), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), and Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM).
Performance of the EngineThe 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine remains the range’s mainstay, providing an easy mid-range punch and cruising capabilities when paired with either a CVT or a 6-speed manual transmission. It delivers 85kW and 185Nm across a wide rpm range while utilizing only 6.3 litres of petrol per 100 km (6.4 for the CVT). CO2 emissions are estimated to be between 141 and 144 g/km.
Specifications and Features
With keyless entry, push start operation, auto-retractable side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, the luxury model has a lot to offer. Park Distance Control (PDC), automated climate control, heated seats, a touchscreen, and a Multi-Information Display.
It also has a sumptuous leather interior (with a diamond theme) and a touchscreen audio system with CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility.
Naturally, the Toyota Connect in-car telematics and Wi-Fi system (with 15 GB of free data) is included.
Model Line-up & Pricing
C-HR 1.2T – R 402 300
C-HR 1.2T Plus – R 436 300
C-HR 1.2T Plus CVT – R 449 300
CHR 1.2T Luxury CVT – R 519 900
Peace of Mind
All C-HR models are sold with a 6-service/90 000 km service plan (intervals set at 15 000 km) and a 3-year/100 000 km warranty. Customers can also purchase a variety of service and/or warranty add-ons at their local dealership.