A new addition to the market-leader’s already comprehensive hybrid line-up, the stunning Toyota C-HR, or Coupé High Rider combines muscular styling and an elevated cabin profile to create a radical new breed of car.
A daring design inspired by the razor-sharp contours of a cut diamond, the C-HR’s jagged lines carve out an impressive portrait, with added emphasis on a floating roof that leads to an overhanging spoiler at the rear. Toyota has utilised the angular approach to styling that made the recent Prius a masterpiece, creating an SUV that marries utility with the look of a compact sports car.
The focus is on the driver once inside the all-new C-HR. Sitting atop a wraparound dash with distinctive blue insert is the Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system’s seven-inch colour touchscreen, pivoted to face the driver. Toyota hasn’t scrimped on quality interiors, with soft-touch materials used throughout and gloss black inserts adding even more style. Other trendy details include a diamond pattern that repeats in the door trim and headlining, multifunction steering wheel-mounted buttons and climate controls. Leg and headroom is surprising given the sloping roofline, and visibility from the high-set driver’s seat is excellent.
Reliable and efficient
Power is delivered to the Toyota C-HR hybrid from the same 1.8-litre 120bhp petrol-electric hybrid unit and CVT transmission that is used in the successful Prius. The hybrid is a great option for drivers looking for a reliable and efficient urban runaround. Regulating CO² output as low as 87g/km and with a combined fuel efficiency of 74.3mpg, the C-HR is the environmentally friendly crossover. Choose from Normal, Sport and Eco driving modes that tweak the weight of the steering and throttle response to your journey.
Toyota’s Safety Sense technologies offer uncompromising protection to the C-HR hybrid and throughout the range. This includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert and adaptive cruise control. It’s easy to see why the all-new C-HR was awarded a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP. Upgrade to the Excel or Dynamic trim level for even more safety features, such as cross-traffic alert and Blind-Spot Monitoring.