Toyota has extended the availability of its hybrid powertrain with the upgraded C-HR being the latest model to benefit from the drivetrain.
The facelifted Toyota C-HR has been unveiled in Europe and will arrive in Australia in December with the new hybrid option to be offered in the two-wheel drive Koba variant, that makes up nearly half of all C-HR sales.
In addition to the new powertrain option, the upgraded C-HR features enhanced front and rear styling and the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility for its new-generation multimedia system.
The new 1.8-litre hybrid powertrain will be offered in the 2WD C-HR Koba alongside the existing 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
The entry-level 2WD C-HR and all AWD C-HR variants will continue to be powered by the 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine with continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The new 2WD C-HR Koba hybrid also uses a CVT that helps deliver a combined-cycle fuel consumption of just 4.3l/100km.
Along with the new powertrain option, the upgraded C-HR features a range of exterior design enhancements including new LED headlights, taillights and alloy wheels.
All variants of the new C-HR feature a new-generation multimedia system that offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility along with improved functionality and a larger 8-inch touchscreen display.