The Toyota C-HR 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 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.
Inside, the cabin is made cosier and more functional by dual-zone climate control, 60/40 split rear seats, 8-inch audio display with touchscreen, 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.
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 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes 11 seconds.
The Toyota C-HR 1.8S 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 day lights. 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.