Better Tech for Toyota C-HR

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Toyota has revealed an updated version of its C-HR crossover. See details below...

Launched in 2016, the C-HR crossover blends a daring exterior with traditional Toyota values such as reliability. As such, it found favour with customers who wanted something a bit more exciting from the Japanese brand.

The first lifecycle facelift for C-HR has now been announced and sees the range gain some styling tweaks, improved infotainment and a new powertrain option.

What's changed? 

Toyota’s designers have reshaped the C-HR’s LED headlights, with a reorientation of the individual light diode pattern. Below the new headlights, there's a remoulded front bumper.

Around the rear, C-HR gains a similar reoriented LED light pattern, with a black styling line connecting the taillights. The C-HR also rolls on a new blacked-out alloy wheel design, as an option on the high-trim variants.

The most significant upgrade for new C-HR, is inside. Toyota has finally responded to customer requests for better Smartphone integration, with an improved 8-inch infotainment system which features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, offering complete Smartphone function mirroring.

Mechanical changes applied to the new C-HR are limited to a reprogrammed electric power steering code, which sharpens responses on the front axle. Toyota’s acoustics engineers have also refined the C-HR’s sound insulation, to deliver a quieter cabin environment on the move. 

Toyota will include a hybrid powertrain option for C-HR, using a petrol-electric version of the company's 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, which is good for 91kW and claimed to average 4.3l/100km.

Toyota South Africa will introduce the latest C-HR at the end of 2019 or early 2020. The hybrid C-HR has not been confirmed for the SA market. 

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