Toyota reveals prices and specs for all-hybrid C-HR range
Toyota has upgraded its C-HR crossover with a number of updates, including the introduction of an all-hybrid range.
Available to order now and priced from £25,625, the facelifted model follows the new Corolla in adopting Toyota’s dual hybrid strategy, giving customers the choice of a new-generation 1.8-litre hybrid system or a more powerful, all-new 2.0-litre powertrain.
The new 2.0-litre system produces 184hp, with CO2 emissions from 92g/km (NEDC Correlated) and uses an all-new petrol engine that achieves a maximum thermal efficiency of 41% – said to mark the world’s highest level for a mass-produced engine – increasing its efficiency.
As well as greater power and higher efficiency, the 2.0-litre hybrid versions of C-HR benefit from uprated suspension and improved noise and vibration countermeasures.
It joins the established, 122hp 1.8-litre hybrid system, which is also enhanced by an upgrade to a lithium-ion high-voltage battery and by size, weight and efficiency improvements in all its principal hybrid components. CO2 emissions start from 86g/km (NEDC correlated data).
Other changes see the new C-HR introduce Toyota’s latest developments in connectivity and infotainment. Its new 2019 multimedia system features smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard on all versions, also enabling over-the-air map updates for the navigation system. Toyota also provides a free three-year subscription for updates (available every six months) on every new C-HR.
The new C-HR follows the model’s established grade structure in the UK. Entry point is the Icon, offered exclusively with the 1.8-litre hybrid, followed by Design grade, which can be specified with either the 1.8 or new 2.0-litre hybrid powertrain.
Excel and Dynamic grades both sit at the top of the range, bringing bespoke focuses on luxury, high technology and sharper styling details.
The new C-HR is launched with a special Orange Edition model, finished in dedicated Scorched Orange paintwork with contrasting 18-inch matt black alloy wheels and black bi-tone roof. In addition to the Excel equipment specification, it also comes as standard with the JBL premium audio system. The Orange Edition is powered by the new 2.0-litre hybrid system and limited to 500 units.