All-new Toyota C-HR now on sale in Australia from $26,990

Brett Davis

The hotly-anticipated Toyota C-HR compact SUV is now on sale in Australia, ready to compete with the likes of the popular Mazda CX-3 and Mitsubishi ASX.

This, believe it or not, is Toyota’s first entry into the booming segment, and it is expected to become one of the best-sellers. It’s also expected to attract new customers to the brand, and become one of Toyota’s leading sellers among its range of models.

As we already know, all models debut a brand-new 1.2-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine producing 85kW of power and 185Nm of torque. The engine is matched to either a six-speed manual or a CVT auto. Buyers can go for the standard front-wheel drive setup or option ($2000) for the all-wheel drive for improved traction. AWD is only available with the CVT.

Two main variants grades are being offered, including the base C-HR and the C-HR KOBA. The base model is available with the manual while the two (2WD and AWD) versions of the KOBA come with the CVT. Average fuel consumption is rated at 6.3L/100km for the manual and up to 6.5L/100km for the fully-loaded AWD auto.

All variants come with plenty of standard features, including a 6.1-inch touch-screen interface with in-built apps, along with safety tech such as pre-collision warning, a rear-view camera, lane departure alert, and autonomous emergency braking. More standard features are listed below.

Toyota says the C-HR offers similar interior space as the Corolla, with a 377-litre boot and 60/40 split-folding rear seats. However, unlike the Corolla, the C-HR rides on Toyota’s all-new TNGA (Toyota New Generation Architecture) platform. This promises an engaging drive experience with balanced handling and minimal body roll.

All models are built in Japan and come with Toyota’s five-year/70,000km ‘Toyota Service Advantage’ package with annual services capped at $195. Buyers also have the option of an extensive range of personalisation accessories. Showroom prices start from the following (excluding on-roads):

2017 Toyota C-HR manual FWD – $26,990
2017 Toyota C-HR CVT auto FWD – $28,990
2017 Toyota C-HR CVT auto AWD – $30,990

2017 Toyota C-HR Koba CVT auto FWD – $33,290
2017 Toyota C-HR Koba CVT auto AWD – $35,290

• Toyota New Generation Architecture (TNGA) platform
• 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine
• Six-speed manual transmission:
o Switchable “intelligent” mode
• Pre-collision safety system
• Autonomous emergency braking
• Active cruise control
• Lane departure alert with steering assist
• Sway warning system
• Blind spot monitor
• Rear cross-traffic alert
• Reversing camera
• Seven airbags, including driver’s knee airbag
• Vehicle stability and traction control
• Trailer sway control
• Anti-skid brakes
• Hill-start assist control
• Brake assist
• Electronic brake-force distribution
• Brake hold
• Advanced pitching control
• Front (4) and rear (4) parking sensors
• 17-inch alloy wheels
• Halogen projector-type headlamps
• LED daytime running lamps and fog lamps
• Rain-sensing wipers
• Roof-mounted spoiler
• Tailgate lip spoiler
• Satellite navigation:
o SUNA Live Traffic*, safety alert, 4WD tracks, unsealed roads
• Dual-zone automatic air-conditioning
• Multimedia:
o 6.1-inch display audio with six speakers
o AM/FM radio, CD player, USB and AUX input
o Bluetooth hands-free, music streaming, message, phone book
o Speech commands
• Toyota Link connected mobility:
o Fuel finder, local search, destination download, Toyota help (all with “drive to” navigation capability)
o Weather, Pandora, travel times
• 4.2-inch colour multi-information display (MID)
• Premium steering wheel with audio, phone, MID and driving switches
• Tilt and telescopic steering column adjustment
• Premium gear-shift knob
• Electronic park brake
• 60/40 split-fold rear seat
• Auto power windows (all doors)
• Flush-mounted rear door handles
• Shark-fin antenna
• Roof-hinged tailgate
• Power folding heated exterior mirrors
• Auto-dimming interior mirror
• Driver and front-passenger sun visors
• Sporty fabric front seats with six-way manual adjustment
• Engine immobiliser
• “C-HR” puddle lamp
• 12V/120W power socket (centre console)
• Aerodynamic underbody panels

• Multidrive S continuously variable transmission:
o Seven-speed sequential shift
• All-speed active cruise control

C-HR KOBA FWD & AWD CVT (in addition to standard C-HR features)
• Smart entry
• Smart start
• LED headlamps
• LED rear combination lamps
• 18-inch machine-finished alloy wheels
• Heated, leather-accented seats
• Power lumbar adjustment (driver’s seat)
• Nano-e air purifying
• Side and rear privacy glass
• Illuminated driver and front-passenger sun visors
• Illuminated door trim
• White or black two-tone roof option (with selected exterior colours)

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