The C-HR, Toyota's futuristically styled and eagerly anticipated compact family car/crossover, is now available in South Africa. Herewith the specifications and pricing details for the Japanese brand's newcomer...
Built on the TNGA-based platform (which it shares with the Prius) and endowed with coupe-like styling (replete with disguised rear door handles integrated within the C-pillars and a sweeping roofline), the CH-R is available in 3 derivatives. Power comes courtesy of a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder turbopetrol motor (producing peak outputs of 85 kW and 185 Nm) mated with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a continuously variable (automatic) transmission. Three driving modes (Normal, Eco and Sport) allow drivers to toggle the powertrain's behaviour.
The base-spec C-HR comes standard with features such as bi-halogen headlights with LED daytime running lamps, 17-inch alloys, power windows (with one-touch up/down function), electrically adjustable side mirrors, a multifunction steering wheel, cupholders in the centre console, a storage shelf for mobile devices or media players, a 12V power outlet, touchscreen infotainment with CD/DVD player, USB and auxiliary inputs, plus Bluetooth connectivity and streaming.
The Plus trim pack adds front and rear fog lights, a vane-design alloy design, leather steering wheel, full colour multi-information display, cruise control, automatic dual-zone air conditioning, electrochromatic rear-view mirror, as well as automatically activated headlamps and wipers.
In terms of the safety equipment, only driver and front passenger airbags are fitted, but the specification does include an electronic parking brake, hill-holding function and vehicle stability control. ABS with brake assist and EBD and a pair ISOFIX attachment points are provided.
Toyota C-HR prices in South Africa
1.2T R318 500
1.2T Plus R345 000
1.2T Plus CVT R356 000
All C-HR models come standard with a comprehensive 5 year/90 000 km service plan, with service intervals set at 15 000 km. A 3 year/100 000 km warranty is provided.