Colin-on-Cars – Toyota adds spec to the Luxury C-HR

The Luxury version of Toyota’s C-HR crossover – facelifted last year – has been given some additional sprucing up, both visually and in terms of safety.

The latest version adopts sequential turn indicators and a unique light-cluster treatment. Y-shaped light guides are paired with high-intensity Bi-beam LED light clusters with integrated Daytime Running Lights (DRL). The foglamps in turn have also been upgraded to LED spec. 

At the rear there is now a three-segment LED design, complemented by smoked light surrounds and horizontal cross section (which extends across the tailgate).

The active safety system – Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) – has been upgraded with the addition of all-speedAdaptive Cruise Control (ACC), while the Lane Departure Alert (LDA) system now boasts Lane Trace functionality.

Lane Trace Assist is a further evolution of LDA, where the system will not only help avoid unplanned lane departure, but assist with centring the vehicle within the lane while following the natural arc of the road. These features are in addition to the existing Pre-Collision System (PCS), Auto High Beam (AHB), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) – as part of the TSS suite.

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 produces 85 kW and 185 Nm across a broad rev range.

Standard features on the Luxury model include keyless entry, push start operation, auto-retractable side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror. Park Distance Control (PDC), automatic climate control, heated seats, Multi-Information Display, a touchscreen audio system with CarPlay/Android Auto functionality and luxurious leather interior (with diamond motif) round it off.

The Toyota Connect in-car telematics and Wi-Fi system (with complimentary 15GB) is included.


C-HR 1.2T                                      – R 402 300

C-HR 1.2T Plus                             – R 436 300

C-HR 1.2T Plus CVT                    – R 449 300

CHR 1.2T Luxury CVT               – R 519 900

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.

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