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Toyota C-HR HATCHBACK 1.8 Hybrid Design 5dr CVT [Leather]

Toyota C-HR 1.8 Hybrid Design 5dr CVT [Leather]
Toyota C-HR 1.8 Hybrid Design 5dr CVT [Leather]
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Toyota C-HR 1.8 Hybrid Design 5dr CVT [Leather]
Toyota C-HR 1.8 Hybrid Design 5dr CVT [Leather]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelHybrid
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph11 secs
  • Top Speed106 mph
  • C0286 g/km
  • BHP122
  • Torque105 lbs/f
  • P11D22%

Review

Toyota aimed to bring something fresh to the growing compact Crossover segment with its C-HR - and did. Here, concept car looks are matched to proven mechanicals that now offer buyers a choice of hybrid powerplants. If you're thinking of buying something Qashqai-sized in this class or one of the trendier compact models, then this fashionable contender could be exactly what you're looking for.

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Toyota's C-HR is one of the trendiest compact Crossover model choices you can make. Now it's been improved. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

What if you want a fashionable little Crossover - say, something like a Nissan Juke? If that's the case, you may have been a little put off by the cramped interior and rather average build quality you get with models of that sort. So what if another brand were able to offer you a contender that was even trendier, better made, more efficient and not that much more expensive? You'd be interested wouldn't you? Well that's apparently exactly what's being offered here in the form of Toyota's C-HR. 'C-HR' is supposed to stand for 'Coupe High-Rider' and sure enough, this car has a very coupe-style look. More importantly, we're told that it drives in a coupe-like way too. Sounds promising doesn't it? Let's check this model out.

Driving Experience

The C-HR is being offered with two petrol/electric hybrid engines from Toyota's Corolla hatch, the original 120bhp 1.8-litre self-charging unit now joined by a perkier 182bhp 2.0-litre powerplant. Either way, you're looking at front wheel drive and a CVT auto gearbox. For the C-HR, Toyota has made its hybrid system lighter and more efficient, and engineered it to give sharper performance. The brand has worked hard on giving these two powerplants high levels of thermal efficiency and the various hybrid components have been made light and small, while being positioned for tight packaging. As for handling, well this Toyota aims to set a fresh standard in a segment not noted for sharply-responsive models. The engineers realised that the major issue with taller Crossovers of this sort related to bodyroll and its detrimental effect on ride comfort. Huge efforts have therefore gone into structuring this model's TNGA platform and giving it a low centre of gravity so that the car doesn't pitch about through the corners. Steering feel has been emphasised too, something else that tends to be lacking on this class of car. As a result of all this effort, Chief Engineer Hiroyuki Koba is convinced that a C-HR handles up to a standard comparable with any conventional Focus-segment hatch.

Design and Build

Toyota's first proper entrant in the Crossover segment has caused quite a stir, styled with a combination of a coupe-like upper body and the powerful underpinnings of an SUV. This improved version gets front lights are upgraded to premium LED technology, with the daytime running lights and indicators combined in one frontal projector that emits a single smooth line above the main beam. At the rear, restyled combi lights are connected by a gloss black spoiler creating a single clean shape. As before, coupe-like elements include disguised rear door handles, integrated into the rear pillars. At the rear the strongly tapered cabin features a top-hinged tailgate that gives access to loadspace big enough to carry luggage for five people. This styling contrasts with the pronounced flaring of the wheel arches which gives C-HR a wide and powerful stance. Inside, the key change is the addition of a new multimedia system that upgrades connectivity, allowing full smartphone integration and supporting the latest versions of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Otherwise, it's as you were, with layered architecture for the instrument panel that aims to create a warm and welcoming feel. Because the touchscreen stands proud of the dashboard, rather than being enclosed by it, the upper section of the dash is considerably shallower in depth, helping secure good field of vision for the driver. The two-tiered front seat design combines a slender, sporty upper section with a more strongly bolstered and supporting lower part. The difference between the two is emphasised by the use of different tones, textures and patterns in the upholstery. Overall, there's a high quality feel to the cabin and decorative parts around the dash are finished in high-quality piano black and satin silver trim.

Market and Model

Prices in the UK for this improved C-HR start from just over £26,000 for the entry-level Icon model. Customers can also choose from Design, Excel, Dynamic and GR Sport grades, all available with either 1.8 or new 2.0-litre hybrid powertrains. The range-topping "Orange Edition" rounds off the line up. The proposition here gives you slightly less space than models like Nissan's Qashqai and Renault's Kadjar but more fashionable looks and better on-road dynamics. It's a formula will can see quite a number of potential buyers liking quite a lot. Equipment levels fit with this approach. Top level models may be specified with heated front seats, a smart entry system, rear privacy glass, bespoke upholstery (including part-leather), a Park-Assist system, 18-inch alloy wheels and bi-tone metallic paintwork. In addition, the C-HR can be equipped with a tailor-made JBL premium audio system, comprising an eight-channel, 576W stereo amplifier and nine speakers, including two newly-patented acoustic JBL wave guides - known as horn tweeters. More importantly, the Toyota 'Safety Sense' package is standard across the range. It includes a Pre-Collision System with pedestrian warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with steering control, Automatic High Beam and Road Sign Assist.

Cost of Ownership

Hybrid engines are rare in the Crossover segment. In fact, only Kia's Niro can offer petrol/electric technology in this class and that model looks pretty frumpy in comparison to this one. It'll be less efficient too, for a 1.8-litre Hybrid-powered C-HR can return up to 58.8mpg on the WLTP-rated combined cycle and up to 109g/km of WLTP-rated CO2. The 2.0-litre hybrid manages up to 53.3mpg and 119g/km of CO2. The Japanese maker describes the C-HR's Hybrid technology as being of the 'self-charging' variety, which means that it isn't of the currently popular Plug-in variety. The brand of course has this technology (it's available on top versions of its Prius model) but currently feels it isn't necessary for the C-HR line-up. What else? Well, the five year 100,000 mile warranty is extremely good and even after that runs out, you'll find that most spares are relatively inexpensive. There's also three years warranty against rust and 12 years of anti-corrosion protection.

Summary

We can continue to see a ready market for this C-HR. Plenty of people attracted by a model like Nissan's Juke in the Crossover class would rather like a contender that'll be slightly bigger, more sophisticated and better-finished. This is that car. We think the styling will attract many, but there are other product strong points too. Proven hybrid technology brings the potential for impressive efficiency and the addition of the perkier 2.0-litre hybrid unit will please those seeking more performance from this model. Plus C-HR buyers will like the sharp handling and the strong standards of safety and media connectivity. Style and sense combined then? Quite a few buyers in this segment may well think that.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
Anti-jam protection on power windows
Auto high beam
Auto up and down function on all power windows
Automatic headlights
Automatic headlights cut-off
Automatic wipers with heated folding mirrors
Black and body coloured rear bumper
Black front bumper
Black upper front grille
Body colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors
Boot door release with push button
Electric heated door mirrors
Follow me home headlights
Front and rear power windows
Front fog lights
Front spoiler
Hard tonneau cover
Honeycomb lower front grille
LED daytime running lights
LED front light guide
LED High mounted stop light
LED rear brake lights
LED rear combination lights
Manual headlight levelling
Noise reduction layer on front windows and windscreen
Power adjustable door mirrors
Privacy glass
Rear spoiler
Rear tailgate
Rear window defogger
Rear window wiper
Reflective LED headlights
Shark fin antenna
UV-filter on driver and passenger windows
UV-filter on rear windows
Wheels
18" 5 double spoke black machined face alloy wheels
Tyre repair kit
Driver Convenience
4.2" coloured TFT screen for multi-information display
Adaptive cruise control
Adjustable speed limiter switch on steering wheel
Bluetooth connectivity
Electric power steering
Hybrid system indicator
Lane departure alert with Steering Control
Multimedia switches on steering wheel
Pre collision system with pedestrian detection
Remote boot door release in cabin
Remote boot door release in key
Reversing camera
Road sign assist - RSA
Simple Intelligent parking assist
Touch 2 Go navigation system
Trip computer
Voice recognition
Voice recognition switch on steering wheel
Entertainment
6 speakers
Aux connectors + 12V front outlet
DAB Radio (Digital Audio Broadcasting)
Toyota touch 2 multimedia system with 8" display
USB connector integrated with radio and CD player
Wi-fi connectivity
Interior Features
12v power outlet - front
3 rear headrests
3 spoke leather steering wheel
60/40 split folding rear seat
Adjustable rear headrests
Assist grips front and centre pillar
Audio and telephone switches on steering wheel
Black front door assist grips
Blue ambient lighting on front cup holders
Blue ambient lighting on front doors
Boot light
Chrome interior door handles
Driver and front passenger personal light
Driver and front passenger Whiplash Injury Lessening seats
Driver and passenger seatback pockets
Dual zone automatic air conditioning
Floor mats
Front cupholders
Front head restraints
Front sports seats
Glovebox with internal light
Heated driver and front passenger seats
Hooks for luggage holding net
Humidifying Nanoe air purifier
Illuminated entry system
Isofix attachments on rear seats
Leather gearshift
Leather upholstery
Light on driver sun visor
Light on passenger sun visor
Manual telescopic steering wheel
Manual tilt steering wheel
Manually adjustable lumbar support on driver seat
Manually height adjustable driver seat
Manually height adjustable front passenger seat
Manually reclining driver seat
Manually reclining front passenger seat
Manually sliding driver seat
Manually sliding front passenger seat
Microphone on front personal light
Mirror on driver sun visor
Mirror on passenger sun visor
Pollen filter
Shopping bag hooks
Slow opening on lower glovebox
Packs
Leather pack - C-HR
Parking sensor pack - C-HR
Safety
16 Disk front wheel brake
3x3 point rear seatbelts
ABS+EBD+Brake assist
Electronic parking brake
ESP + traction control
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Front passenger airbag on/off switch
Hill start assist control (HAC)
Pre-tensioners and force limiters
Rear door child safety locks
SRS Airbags - Driver + Front passenger, front side, front and rear curtain and driver's knee airbags
Toyota safety sense
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
Glass-breaking alarm sensors
Immobiliser
Intrusion alarm
Intrusion sensor
Motion sensor alarm
Power door locks
Power passenger window lock
Remote central locking
Remote door lock
Technical
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
Trim
Black lower dashboard
Black lower driver dashboard
Black upper dashboard
Piano black console
Satin grey deco line on upper dashboard
Electric Vehicle Data
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.070
CO2 (g/km) 86
HC 0.011
Noise Level dB(A) 67
NOx 0.004
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1798
Compression Ratio 13.0:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 80.5
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 88.3
Engine Code 2ZR-FXE
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears 1 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 5.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 4.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 4.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 4.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 4.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 4.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 3.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 54.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 58.9
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 43.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 46.3
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 60.1
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 65.7
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 64.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 70.6
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 67.3
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 74.3
General
Badge Engine CC 1.8
Badge Power 122
Coin Description Hybrid
Coin Series Design [Leather]
Generation Mark 1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 15E
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 11
Engine Power - BHP 122
Engine Power - KW 90
Engine Power - RPM 5200
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 105
Engine Torque - MKG 14.5
Engine Torque - NM 142
Engine Torque - RPM 3600
Top Speed 106
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 5-SPOKE
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1555
Length 4385
Wheelbase 2640
Width 1795
Weight and Capacities
Gross Vehicle Weight 1860
Max. Loading Weight 435
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 725
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 725
Minimum Kerbweight 1425
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.4

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Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 5,000 miles p/a £305.33 p/m £5.45 p/m
36 months 5,000 miles p/a £256.39 p/m £5.31 p/m
48 months 5,000 miles p/a £242.22 p/m £9.94 p/m
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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Exterior Features
Metallic paint £545.00
Pearlescent paint £795.00
Towing solutions - Detachable - 7 pin+13 pin £499.00
Packs
Essential protection pack - C-HR £179.00
Protection plus pack - C-HR £329.00
Sports plus pack - C-HR £899.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Decuma Grey £545.00
Metallic - Eclipse Black £545.00
Metallic - Metal stream £545.00
Metallic - Nebula blue £545.00
Metallic - Satin grey £545.00
Pearl - Scarlet flare £795.00
Pearl - White pearl £795.00
Solid - Pure white FOC
Trim
Leather - Black FOC
Wheels
18" Matt black alloy wheels with matt black centre cap £699.00
* option prices shown are estimated