The Toyota C-HR SUV was revealed in production guise at the Geneva Motor Show, and now it goes on sale in the UK with prices starting at £20,995.
The Toyota C-HR is a funky Crossover/SUV/High Riding Urban Warrior revealed at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in production guise, despite which it’s taken eight months to put it on sale in the UK.
Still, the -HR is now on sale in the UK and it looks appealing, offers sensible powertrains and seems to be reasonably well equipped to be the Toyota take on the Nissan Qashqai (although dimensions which are a bit mean compared to the Qashqai), but with looks that seem influenced by the (once) edgy Juke.
Toyota is also promising good driving dynamics for the C-HR – although how good as it’s based on the Prius TNGA underpinnings remains to be seen – and the engine options are the ubiquitous 1.8 litre hybrid with 120bhp or a 114bhp 1.2 litre turbo petrol with either six-speed manual or CVT.
Trim choices are Icon, Excel or Dynamic, with 17″ alloys, reversing camera, Touch 2 Infotainment, Climate and auto lights and wipers on even the basic Icon spec, which costs from £20,995 for the manual 1.2T to £23,595 for the hybrid.
Excel (£23,995 to £26,495) adds part leather, heated front seats, Keyless, parking sensors, 18″ alloys, privacy glass and safety stuff like Blind Spot Monitor and Lane Change Assist, with the Dynamic trim (£25,495 to £27,995) getting metallic paint with black roof, 18″ alloys, LED headlights and bespoke upholstery.
Orders for the new Toyota C-HR are now being taken at Toyota’s UK dealers ahead of an official sales launch in January 2017.