The Toyota C-HR will be offered in two premium grades when it arrives in Australia at the beginning of 2017.
The C-HR’s exterior is the first Toyota to exhibit a diamond architectural theme while the European-designed interior offers new and enhanced styling.
The C-HR has a new, highly rigid platform, a powerful yet efficient turbocharged engine has either front or all-wheel drive powertrains.
“C-HR is a car for people who want something special – those who desire the innovative dynamism and emotional appeal that a traditional SUV cannot offer,” said Tony Cramb, Toyota Australia’s executive director sales and marketing. “C-HR advances the very definition of SUV by emphasising the ‘S’ that stands for ‘sport’ and ‘style’. It has four doors and a hatch, but it’s not a hatchback; it’s compact while having a large interior and room for five; it has a high driving position, yet it’s not a boxy off-roader.
“Not only does the C-HR always look like it’s on the move, the new platform and turbocharged petrol engine ensure it delivers an agile driving feel.”
Toyota dealers are now offering customers the latest showroom technology for configuring the car with its rich palette of eight exterior colours, including a new radiant green.
Local models will feature advanced safety features including a pre-collision system with autonomous braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert with steering control, automatic high beam and a reversing camera.
Additional features for the Koba variants include heated seats, a smart entry and start system, privacy glass and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, Toyota has debuted something they call a “sensual tech” design concept that ‘combines high-tech functionality with a sensual and fashionable style’.
Operating switchgear is slightly oriented towards the driver and an asymmetrical centre console design ensures all controls are within easy reach.
Australian models will feature a 6.1-inch touch-screen display and new two-tiered front-seat design.