The Toyota C-HR 1.8L Hybrid ‘LED Edition’ is a subcompact crossover SUV and it was unveiled by Toyota chief engineer Hiroyuki Koba at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. C-HR stands for Compact High Rider, Cross Hatch Run-about or Coupe High-Rider.
Regarded by many as the rival to the Honda Vezel, the Toyota C-HR 1.8L Hybrid ‘LED Edition’ draws attention to its unique, eye-catching exterior design and embellishments.
The diamond-like styling with precision-cut line shines from any angle with the unique cluster LED daytime running lights and halogen headlights and cantilevered rear roof spoiler taking centre stage.
Another noteworthy external feature is the C-pillar door handles which enhances the Toyota C-HR’s coupe-like appearance.
Comfort Features and Key Equipment Specifications
Inside, the cabin is made cosier and more functional by dual-zone climate control, 60/40 split rear seats, and an 8-inch audio display with touchscreen.
It also has a 4.2-inch multi-information colour display and electric parking brake with brake hold while high sound insulation green glass with UV cut keeps outside noise and heat from the sun at bay.
Engine and Performance
Propelled by a hybrid drivetrain comprising a 1.8-litre in-line 4-cylinder engine and electric motor/battery pack combo mated to Toyota’s Super CVT-i gearbox, the maximum power and torque outputs are 122 hp and 142 Nm respectively.
The Toyota C-HR 1.8L Hybrid ‘LED Edition’, as its name implies, sports the “S” variant’s list of standard trim and equipment but ups the ante with the full complement of LED features.
These include LED headlights, clearance lights, sequential turn lights and daylights. Elsewhere, this car is also equipped with Toyota Safety Sense P, 17-inch alloy wheels with 215/60 R17 tyres, smart entry (driver, passenger and tailgate) and start with two smart keys, fabric upholstered seats (sporty front seats), tonneau cover and black instrument panel.
Technical Specifications of the Toyota C-HR 1.8L Hybrid ‘LED Edition’
|Engine capacity||1,797 cc|
|Engine type||4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC|
|Bore x Stroke||unknown|
|Power||91kW (122 bhp)|
|Top speed||200 km/h|
|Fuel consumption||30 km/L|
|Misc technical data|
|Drive type||Front-wheel drive|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||(4360 x 1795 x 1550) mm|
|Min turning radius||5,200 mm|
|Kerb weight||1,440 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||43 L|
|Boot/Cargo Capacity||377 L|
|Brakes (Front)||Ventilated disc|
|Suspension (Front)||Strut coil spring|
|Suspension (Rear)||Double wishbone coil spring|
Toyota C-HR 1.8L Hybrid ‘LED Edition’ Reviews
Check out what others say about the new Toyota C-HR 1.8L Hybrid ‘LED Edition’!
“The Toyota C-HR is an unusual-looking vehicle that’s designed to stand out in the very crowded small SUV class.”
“The looks are polarising, but if you want it, you’ll really really want it.”