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.
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.