New 2.0-litre powertrain comes alongside subtle visual tweaks and a £3190 price increase
Felix Page Autocar writer
1 October 2019

Toyota has updated its C-HR compact SUV with a new hybrid option, a revamped infotainment system and claimed handling improvements.

The headline change is the addition of a new 2.0-litre hybrid powertrain, which produces 182bhp, 62bhp more than the model’s 1.8-litre option. 

The 2.0-litre engine is taken from the new Corolla, in which it is claimed to offer more than 60mpg on the WLTP cycle. Exact consumption figures for the unit in the C-HR are yet to be confirmed. 

CO2 emissions are slightly higher for the larger powertrain, which produces from 118g/km, compared with the model’s only other engine, a 1.8-litre unit, which puts out 109g/km. 

Toyota has also tuned the crossover’s steering set-up for a claimed enhanced steering feel, with modifications to the suspension system resulting in improved ride comfort.  

Elsewhere, visual changes to the exterior are subtle, and primarily limited to the addition of a colour-coded front splitter, an optional gloss black spoiler and upgraded front and rear light clusters. 

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Inside, the C-HR receives a new infotainment system that supports the latest versions of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as allowing over-the-air European map updates and full smartphone integration. A cabin noise reduction package is now standard across the range. 

Prices for the refreshed C-HR start from £25,625 for entry-level Icon trim, a £3190 increase over the pre-facelift model. The range is headed up by the Orange Edition (pictured), which wears a new shade of paint and sits atop gloss black alloy wheels. 

The new C-HR is available to order now, with customer deliveries expected to get underway before the end of the year.

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1 October 2019

Yikes, people mentioned the price of the 118 M sport BMW being on the high side, this starts at  only £1,800 less. Are Jap cars are pricing themselves out of the market?

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1 October 2019

The article doesn't metion that it looks like they've dropped the entry 1.2T engine, so the entry engine is now the 1.8 hybrid (is this right autocar?). If so, the starting price therefore appears higher than before ... but actually it's the same as the previous model 1.8 Hybrid.

1 October 2019

Other websites report the 1.2T has indeed been dropped. Still, the CHR does seem expensive compared with other options even allowing for the hybrid powertrain. The Lexus UX, which must compete with this starts at £29k with the 2.0 hybrid.

1 October 2019

See loads of the current spec C-HR,s   and this  new engine will be a great addition to the range. I,m Lexus driver but this new engine is tempting . Plus  Toyota being amazingly reliable unlike those pesky German lot all glitz no substance .

1 October 2019

See loads of the current spec C-HR,s   and this  new engine will be a great addition to the range. I,m Lexus driver but this new engine is tempting . Plus  Toyota being amazingly reliable unlike those pesky German lot all glitz no substance .

1 October 2019

95% of new car sales are on finance, so the list price is pretty irrelevant. Residual Value (which is *very* strong with the C-HR) is the defining factor for the monthly payment.

The waiting list for this car suggests it is far from ‘priced out of the market’.

 

 

1 October 2019
xxxx wrote:

Yikes, people mentioned the price of the 118 M sport BMW being on the high side, this starts at  only £1,800 less. Are Jap cars are pricing themselves out of the market?

 

NO.

2 October 2019
Takeitslowly wrote:

xxxx wrote:

Yikes, people mentioned the price of the 118 M sport BMW being on the high side, this starts at  only £1,800 less. Are Jap cars are pricing themselves out of the market?

 

NO.

Looks like they are in some instances,  have you seen Honda sales in Europe over 10 years! Still never let evidence get in the way eh Takeitslower

22 October 2019
xxxx wrote:

Takeitslowly wrote:

xxxx wrote:

Yikes, people mentioned the price of the 118 M sport BMW being on the high side, this starts at  only £1,800 less. Are Jap cars are pricing themselves out of the market?

 

NO.

Looks like they are in some instances,  have you seen Honda sales in Europe over 10 years! Still never let evidence get in the way eh Takeitslower

 

You mention an eyegrabbing headline...then as per ususal, FAIL... to provide the very evidence you claim tops my post...so where is it then, come on, chapter and verse...or are you an empty vessel.

 

In other words, quote the exact source of your claim, re Honda car sales in Europe over the last ten years...presumably you meant they were falling, though you, once again FAILED to make that point...waiting, but doing other much more interesting things...still waiting...

1 October 2019

 This cars been needing this Engine and it's mpg isn't going to be 60+mpg, more like 48mpg...!

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