New looks for Toyota C-HR

The light is shining bright at Toyota or, at least, on the revised C-HR where all grades now have premium technology LED lights and new rear lamps.

The revised C-HR also sees attention given to the front and rear – the front bumper now wider and with a larger lower air dam and more vertically positioned side air intakes. The ‘facelift’ also includes repositioning of the fog lamps, to a higher and more outward position.

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The 1,2-litre turbo-charged petrol engine continues as the anchor of the range paired to either a CVT or 6-speed manual transmission. It continues to produce 85 kW and 185 Nm across a broad rev range, whilst using a claimed 6,3 l/100 km of fuel.

Dynamic upgrades include modified EPS tuning for improved steering feel. All variants also feature an upgraded NVH pack to further reduce cabin noise. The wheel-and-tyre package comprises 17-inch wheels for the standard model, while the Plus and Luxury grades receive turbine-shaped 18-inch alloy wheels.

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The new C-HR debuts a new OEM-sourced multimedia system that upgrades Toyota’s connectivity offer and allows full smartphone integration and supports even the latest versions of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

As part of the multimedia upgrade the screen size has been enlarged to 8-inches (20cm). The Multi-information Display (MID) screen too has been upgraded to 4,2-inches (10cm) on the Plus grade.

All Toyota models come equipped with Toyota Connect, including a complimentary 15 Gb in car Wi-Fi allocation, vehicle telematics and enhanced user features via the MyToyota app.

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A key component of this lifecycle refresh is the additional safety specification across the model range. The standard and Plus grades receive side, curtain and driver knee crash bags – in addition to the front driver and passenger units – while rear seatbelt force limiters and pre-tensioners have been added to the standard grade derivative.

The flagship ‘Luxury’ grade model inherits a complete suite of electronic driver safety aids in the form of the Toyota Safety Sense system. These are made up of Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Lane Change Assist (LCA), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Pre-crash system, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Keeping Assist.

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All C-HR models are sold with a 6-services/90 000 km service plan (intervals set at 15 000 km) and 3-year/100 000 km warranty. Customers can also purchase a variety of service and/or warranty add-ons at their local dealership.


Toyota C-HR 1.2T                              – R 371 700

Toyota C-HR 1.2T Plus                      – R 403 000

Toyota C-HR 1.2T Plus CVT              – R 415 100

Toyota C-HR 1.2T Luxury CVT          – R 476 600


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