Toyota C-HR 2020: full pricing and specifications released
The updated Toyota C-HR SUV will be priced from £25,625 to £32,595, the company has confirmed. Changes for the 2020 model year include the dropping of the 1.2-litre petrol engine from the line-up as the model goes hybrid-only.
In addition to the previously available 1.8-litre engine (familiar from the Prius), the C-HR is now now offered with the 2.0-litre petrol-electric hybrid powertrain first seen in the most recent Corolla. As in the Corolla, the 1.8-litre makes 120bhp, while the 2.0-litre produces 182bhp.
With both engines, the electronic power steering has been tweaked to offer better feel, and noise insulation has been added to improve refinement. C-HRs fitted with the 2.0-litre powertrain get suspension upgrades that promise better ride and handling.
CO2 emissions start at 109g/km for the 1.8-litre and 118g/km for the 2.0-litre, with the 'NEDC Correlated' figures (used for working out company-car tax) standing at 86 and 92g/km respectively.
Styling-wise, the C-HR now gets full LED lights at the front and a new gloss-black spoiler connecting the lights at the back. There's also a painted lower front lip. Inside, the hybrid SUV gains a new multimedia system, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity – previously a glaring omission from Toyota's suite of in-car technology – now included. 'Over-the-air' updates for the sat nav's maps are also now possible.
UK pricing for the revised C-HR starts from £25,625 for the entry-level Icon trim level. The Design, Excel and Dynamic specifications are all available with either the 1.8- or new 2.0-litre hybrid powertrains, while the range-topping Orange Edition is 2.0-litre-only.
The entry-level Icon, available only with the 1.8-litre engine, gets 17-inch alloy wheels, a reversing camera, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Toyota's Safety Sense package of active safety technology and LED reflector headlights as standard.
Design adds 18-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, a piano-black console, rain-sensing wipers, front and rear parking sensors, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, heated front seats with powered lumbar adjustment, sat nav, keyless entry, heated door mirrors and parking assistance.
Dynamic and Excel are parallel trim levels at the top of the regular range. To the Design's equipment, Dynamic adds a different design of 18-inch alloys, rear cross-traffic alert with automatic braking, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive LED lights front and rear, LED foglights, puddle lights, metallic paint and a black bi-tone roof.
Excel features its own alloy-wheel design, rear LED lights, adaptive LED headlights, LED foglights, door mirror puddle lights, an adaptive front lighting system, a heated steering wheel, leather seat upholstery, powered driver-seat adjustment, rear cross-traffic alert with automatic braking and blind-spot monitoring.
Finally, the Orange Edition is a special version of the refreshed C-HR, limited to 500 examples. It's finished in dedicated Scorched Orange paintwork with contrasting 18-inch matt-black alloy wheels and a black bi-tone roof. In addition to the Excel's specification, it comes as standard with a JBL premium audio system.