Order books for the Toyota C-HR have opened, with the new mid-size crossover appearing in UK dealerships from January 2017. Priced from £20,995, the C-HR is being pitched as a rival to the Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Yeti and Renault Kadjar, although its coupé-like roofline and bold styling make it a fairly unique proposition in the market.
First unveiled in production form at the Geneva motor show in March 2016, the C-HR was revealed as a concept in 2014. The production model gets a coupé-like build due to the designers’ determination to create something that stands out in the Toyota range. The C-HR will sit below the current RAV4 in the model line-up, but is also 20cm longer than a Nissan Juke, placing it as a rival to the Qashqai.
Its exterior design features angular lines and large wheel arches. To the front, headlight clusters wrap around the car giving a feeling of width, adding the low body stance of a coupé while featuring the raised ground clearance of an SUV. The clusters also incorporate full LED lighting and sequential turn signals.