Toyota has unveiled the C-HR (Coupe High-Rider) at the 2016 Paris Motor Show after its design preview in Geneva.
Looking very much like the concept that debuted two years ago in Paris, it is set to rival cars like the Nissan Juke, Mazda CX-3 and Honda CR-V and it is expected in South Africa early next year.
The C-HR is based around the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) and when it hits the market it will be available in several options.
The top of the range model features a petrol 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 106kW and mated to a CVT. Other options include a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor to produce a total of 89kW and a 1.2-liter turbo petrol engine (already available on the Prius) outputting 85kW and 185 Nm of torque. This engine can be joined to either a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT and will also be offered in front and all-wheel drive configurations.
The Toyota C-HR makes use of the brand’s Touch 2 multimedia system controlled via an eight-inch touchscreen. The car has a shallow dashboard design and there is a selection of piano black and satin silver trim.
There are a number of safety features that come standard on all versions, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beam, Road Sign Assist and a Pre-Collision System with pedestrian warning. Heated seats are also available as is rear privacy glass, 18-inch alloy wheels and a smart entry system.