Toyota C-HR update adds 2.0-litre hybrid engine

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and styling enhancements join new 2.0-litre engine option on Toyota C-HR

Toyota C-HR

Toyota has added its 2.0-litre petrol-electric hybrid powertrain - first seen in the most recent Corolla - to the C-HR SUV, as part of a raft of updates to the model.

The addition means the C-HR now offers the same choice of 1.8- or 2.0-litre hybrid power as the Corolla hatchback and Touring Sports estate. As in the Corolla, the 1.8-litre makes 120bhp and the 2.0-litre produces182bhp.

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.

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. 'Over-the-air' updates for the sat nav's maps are also now possible.

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 determining company-car tax) standing at 86 and 92g/km respectively.

UK pricing for the revised C-HR starts from £25,625 for the entry-level Icon trim level. The Design, Excel and Dynamic are all available with either the 1.8- or new 2.0-litre hybrid powertrains, while the range-topping Orange Edition completes the line-up.