This is the new Toyota C-HR, and the brand has injected yet more space-aged style into this small SUV. Read on for all you need to know.
- New Toyota C-HR available to order now
- First deliveries in January 2024
- Prices start from £31,290
- All new driver-focussed interior
- New driver assistance tech
- Plug-in hybrid option with 40 miles of EV range
The C-HR is also available as a plug-in hybrid for the first time, and there’s plenty of new technology on board as well. Prices start from £31,290, and cars will start appearing on UK driveways in January 2024.
New Toyota C-HR price and specs
The new Toyota C-HR starts from £31,290, and there are five trim levels to choose from: Icon, Design, Excel, GR Sport and Premier edition. Order books for this funky-looking SUV are open now, with first deliveries starting in January next year.
New Toyota C-HR Icon
The entry point to the C-HR range is the Icon model, and it costs £31,290. It may be the basic version, but you’re not short-changed on kit. All cars get a 7.0-inch digital driver’s display, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and adaptive cruise control. The exterior also features 17-inch alloy wheels, flush-fitting door handles, a power tailgate and a full-width rear light bar.
New Toyota C-HR Design
Building on the Icon is the Design model. Stepping up gets you 18-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and parking sensors. The biggest change inside will be the upgraded infotainment setup, with this trim getting a much larger 12.3-inch digital driver’s display and a 12.3-inch touchscreen. Heated seats are also included, and the Design will set you back £34,685.
New Toyota C-HR Excel
Parting with £38,150 gets you the Toyota C-HR Excel. Splashing the extra cash means you gain 19-inch alloy wheels, two-tone paint, sports seats with suede-effect upholstery, interior ambient lighting and a panoramic glass roof. Helping to make parking manoeuvres easier is a 360-degree camera system.
New Toyota C-HR GR Sport
Those who want their C-HR to have a more sporty look will want the GR Sport. It gets 20-inch alloys and a more aggressive-looking bodykit, as well as a head-up display and a JBL premium sound system. The extra sportiness does come at a cost though, £40,645 to be precise.
New Toyota C-HR Premiere Edition
The Premiere Edition is the range-topping Toyota C-HR, so it comes fully-loaded as standard. In addition to all the kit you get on the other trims, it gets a digital key which works from your smartphone, adaptive high beams, leather seats and some exclusive paint colours. Going all-out on this top-spec car will set you back £42,720.
New Toyota C-HR design
When the first Toyota C-HR was revealed, it was radically different to any other small SUV on the market. Well this new one has turned up the wick, with a crazy design which is almost identical to the C-HR Prologue concept from last year.
There are elements of other Toyota models found throughout, such as the sharp C-shaped LED headlights which are similar to the ones found on the new Prius. There’s also a large grille in the lower bumper, along with plenty of gloss black trim.
You have the option of two tone paint schemes to help your C-HR stand out even more, and the V-shaped rear door in a contrasting colour looks similar to the dinky Toyota Aygo X. Alloy wheels go up to 20-inches.
The rear spoiler makes it look more sporty, and it’s also been designed to optimise aerodynamics. That full-width light bar is a funky touch, and it says C-HR in the middle. This car has a similar coupe-esque shape to the outgoing model as well.
New Toyota C-HR interior and infotainment
There’s plenty of new technology on board the new Toyota C-HR, and the interior design has been completely overhauled.
Atop the dashboard is a new 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and you have a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display as well.
You can get the new C-HR with a digital key on your phone, and it can recognise who is driving and set the car up to your exact preference. This includes things like adjusting the seats and configuring the digital driver’s display as you like it.
As for the overall design, is a very driver-focussed cabin with the major controls angled inwards towards the driver. It has a wraparound dashboard which separates the front seat occupants and makes it look sporty, and there are plenty of colourful accents to lift things.
New Toyota C-HR engines and performance
There are three engine options for the new Toyota C-HR. All of them are hybrid assisted, and there is a plug-in hybrid option for the first time as well.
The range kicks off with a 1.8-litre hybrid with 140hp and front-wheel-drive, and it’ll do 0-60mph in 9.9 seconds. Then there’s a 2.0-litre hybrid with 198hp, and you can have this one with either front or all-wheel-drive. The former will do 0-60mph in 8.1 seconds, while AWD versions will do it in 7.9 seconds.
The new C-HR is also available as a plug-in hybrid for the first time. It uses the same 2.0-litre petrol engine as the normal hybrid, only it has a larger battery and 223hp. This model can manage 0-60mph in 7.4 seconds, and it can manage up to 41 miles on electric power alone. That’s around the same as the Peugeot 3008 plug-in hybrid, and it’s 13 miles more than the Renault Captur can manage.
Another clever feature of the plug-in hybrid version is something called Geofencing. The car can use the sat nav to detect when you enter a low emission zone and switch to electric power, and it can save the battery if it knows you’re going to enter a low-emission zone on your journey. This feature hasn’t been confirmed for the UK yet, although it could be made available as an over-the-air update.
New Toyota C-HR driver assistance technology
The new C-HR comes with a raft of new driver assistance technology, and it can be updated with new features over the air so you don’t have to worry about visiting a dealer.
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There’s a new parking assist feature which can not only park the car for you, it can do it from the app whilst you’re outside the car. It’s yet to be confirmed whether this will be available in the UK.
You can also get advanced safety systems as an option including lane change assist, which can switch lanes automatically, and it has adaptive cruise control which can handle the accelerator and brakes for you in stop-start traffic.