The updated Toyota C-HR arrives in South Africa this week. Take a look at what's changed and how much the latest C-HR costs...
The compact and stylish Toyota C-HR was launched to the SA market back in 2017. It was the first model to be launched locally featuring the brand's new TNG platform, offering excellent ride and quality traits, as well as being exceptionally modular. It underpins everything from the latest Euro-spec Yaris, to the Corolla Hatch and right up to the RAV4 SUV.
Now there's a slight facelift and we can share pricing for the newcomer. Visually, it gains a slight change at the front end, but the real updates can be found in the cabin. The most welcome change is the introduction of Apple CarPlay- and Android Auto compatibility which allows you to operate your favourite smartphone apps through the car’s touchscreen and bypass Toyota's own infotainment and navigation software. This is standard across the range.
There's also the addition of Toyota's advanced safety system on the top-spec model. This includes niceties like adaptive cruise control, auto emergency brake, rear cross traffic alert to name but a few. Levels of safety have been increased across the range, with the addition of more airbags. The first iteration just had 2 airbags and now this has been bolstered to 6.
Toyota South Africa has confirmed that – at least for the moment – the C-HR will continue to be offered with a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder turbopetrol engine with 85 kW and 185 Nm, with the choice of a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT. A hybrid powertrain is still a potential, but not immediately available.
Apple Carplay and Android Auto makes its way into the Toyota C-HR. Note, this is an EU-spec car.
Toyota C-HR Price in South Africa (February 2020)
The Toyota C-HR is sold with a 6 services /90 000 km service plan, with service intervals set at 15 000 km. A 3 year/100 000 km warranty is also provided.
Toyota C-HR 1.2T R371 700
Toyota C-HR 1.2T Plus R403 000
Toyota C-HR 1.2T Plus CVT R415 100
Toyota C-HR 1.2T Luxury CVT R476 600