Toyota has officially launched its new compact SUV, the C-HR.
The C-HR provides Toyota an opportunity to compete in the growing compact SUV market. It will go up against the popular Mazda CX-3.
Based on Toyota’s New Generation Architecture (TNGA) platform, the C-HR promises to be a Toyota with engaging driving dynamics.
Styling is definitely one out of the box. The bold lines give the C-HR a muscular stance. Car Conversation was fortunate enough to see one in Melbourne this week. In the metal, it’s one of the better Toyota designs and is sure to stand out in the showroom.
Vibrant colours and the option of having a white or black roof with specific body hues, bring some personalisation to the C-HR. As does an overabundance of accessories, over 60 are available to choose from.
Under the bonnet sits a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 85kW of power and 185Nm.
Manual and CVT automatic transmissions are available, as is front and all-wheel drive.
The C-HR dimensions are 4360mm long, 1795mm wide, 1565mm high and has a 2640mm wheelbase. These measurements are comparable to the Corolla.
One of the biggest wins for customers who purchase a C-HR is the move to annual servicing with a Toyota Service Advantage capped price of $195 a pop.
All C-HR models coming to Australia are manufactured in Japan.
2017 Toyota C-HR Specifications
C-HR FWD MANUAL
• Toyota New Generation Architecture (TNGA) platform
• Pre-collision safety system
• Autonomous emergency braking
• Active cruise control
• Lane departure alert with steering assist
• Sway warning system
• Blind spot monitor
• Rear cross-traffic alert
• Reversing camera
• Seven airbags, including driver's knee airbag
• Vehicle stability and traction control
• Trailer sway control
• Anti-skid brakes
• Hill-start assist control
• Brake assist
• Electronic brake-force distribution
• Brake hold
• Advanced pitching control
• Front (4) and rear (4) parking sensors
• 17-inch alloy wheels
• Halogen projector-type headlamps
• LED daytime running lamps and fog lamps
• Rain-sensing wipers
• Roof-mounted spoiler
• Tailgate lip spoiler
• Satellite navigation with SUNA Live Traffic
• Dual-zone automatic air-conditioning
• Multimedia: 6.1-inch display - audio with six speakers
• AM/FM radio, CD player, USB and AUX input
• Bluetooth hands-free, music streaming, message, phone book
• Speech commands
• Toyota Link connected mobility
• 4.2-inch colour multi-information display (MID)
• Premium steering wheel with audio, phone, MID and driving switches
• Tilt and telescopic steering column adjustment
• Premium gear-shift knob
• Electronic park brake
• 60/40 split-fold rear seat
• Auto power windows (all doors)
• Flush-mounted rear door handles
• Shark-fin antenna
• Roof-hinged tailgate
• Power folding heated exterior mirrors
• Auto-dimming interior mirror
• Driver and front passenger sun visors
• Sporty fabric front seats with six-way manual adjustment
• Engine immobiliser
• "C-HR" puddle lamp
• 12V/120W power socket (centre console)
• Aerodynamic underbody panels
C-HR FWD CVT
• Multidrive S continuously variable transmission: Seven-speed sequential shift
• All-speed active cruise control
C-HR AWD CVT (in addition to FWD CVT features)
• Dynamic torque control part-time AWD system
C-HR KOBA FWD & AWD CVT (in addition to standard C-HR features)
• Smart entry
• Smart start
• LED headlamps
• LED rear combination lamps
• 18-inch machine-finished alloy wheels
• Heated, leather-accented seats
• Power lumbar adjustment (driver's seat)
• Nano-e air purifying
• Side and rear privacy glass
• Illuminated driver and front passenger sun visors
• Illuminated door trim
• White or black two-tone roof option (with selected exterior colours)
2017 Toyota C-HR Pricing (excluding on-road costs)
C-HR 2WD manual $26,990
C-HR 2WD CVT $28,990
C-HR AWD CVT $30,990
C-HR Koba 2WD CVT $33,290
C-HR Koba AWD CVT $35,290
Let's start a Car Conversation, what do you think of the design of the C-HR? Is it priced competitively enough to challenge the Mazda CX-3?