Following the launch of the C-HR in 2016, Toyota has now introduced a range-topping luxury model, offering more in the ways of style, comfort and safety.
The addition of the new aptly-named Luxury grade model, brings the derivative tally to four: Standard, Plus, Plus CVT and Luxury.
You can spot the Luxury derivative on the outside thanks to its bi-tone design. The roof, roof pillars and side mirrors are finished in black and can be combined with four exterior colours. Customer can also opt for a black body and a white roof.
Unique smoked rear tail lamps and full-LED head – and fog lamps are fitted. Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with a contour-hugging light guide complete the exterior package. Stylish 18-inch alloy wheels are fitted to Plus and Luxury grade models.
The added luxury features on the inside include, electrically-adjustable lumbar support, a keyless-entry system with push-button start (linked to auto-folding side mirrors), Park Distance Control (PDC) and the high-tech Intelligent Parking Assist (IPA).
Seating in the Luxury grade model is provided by textured leather seats, which include seat heaters for driver and passenger. The upper dashboard also incorporates soft-touch leather trim with contrast stitching. A Reverse Camera is provided across the entire range.
The infotainment system is feature rich, with a touchscreen interface.
In addition Apple Carplay and Android Auto, USB interface and Bluetooth streaming and telephony, occupants can also choose to mirror cellphone apps – providing access to a vast array of music and navigation options such as Apple Maps, Google Maps, Waze, Spotify, Apple Music and Soundcloud (device dependent). Satellite Navigation embedded into the system, is standard across the range.
The C-HR retains the 1.2-litre turbocharged engine. The engine delivers 85kW and a constant torque curve of 185 Nm between 1,500 and 4,000 rpm. It will push the Toyota C-HR from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.9 seconds and the top speed is set at 190 km/h. All of this is achieved despite a strong focus on fuel consumption and CO2 – the manual car achieves 6.3 l/100 km on the combined cycle, and delivers just 141g/km of CO2. CVT models deliver 6.4 l/100 km and produce 144 g/km.
The Luxury model is exclusively mated to a CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission).
All C-HR models come with an expanded 6-service/90 000 kilometre service plan and 3-year/100 000 kilometre warranty. Service intervals are 15 000 kilometres.
Model Lineup and Pricing
C-HR 1.2T – R 336,000
C-HR 1.2T Plus – R 365,500
C-HR 1.2T Plus CVT – R 377,000
C-HR 1.2T Luxury CVT – R 422,100