Toyota C-HR (2016–)

Model History

October 2016

Toyota C-HR on sale in the UK

First UK customer deliveries January 2017. The launch range comprises eleven variations with 1.2 petrol turbo engines or 1.8 VVTi hybrid drivetrains.

The 1.2T can be ordered with front wheel drive or four wheel drive and 6-speed manual or CVT automatic transmissions. 4WD versions from £26,495. 1.8 hybrid versions are front wheel drive only, priced from £23,595.

At launch, the C-HR comes in three equipment grades: Icon, Excel and Dynamic. Icon specification includes dual-zone automatic air conditioning, 17-inch alloys, Toyota Touch 2 touchscreen controlled multimedia system, front fog lamps, rain-sensing windscreen wipers and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.

Excel trim adds part-leather seat upholstery, heated front seats, smart (keyless) entry, parking sensors and Intelligent Park Assist, rear privacy glass, 18-inch alloys, a folding function for the door mirrors and a complement of driver assistance safety features including a Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist. Upgraded Toyota Touch 2 also provides satellite navigation and access to on-line services.

The C-HR Dynamic model adds standard metallic paint with a contrasting black roof, Dynamic specific 18-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, LED headlights and fog lights and a bespoke upholstery fabric.

All C-HR models benefit from Toyota Safety Sense, a package of active features that can alert the driver to collision risks and intervene if necessary to avoid an impact, or mitigate the consequences if an accident is unavoidable. These elements include a Pre-Collision System with autonomous emergency braking, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition and Automatic High Beam headlight operation.

Icon 1.2T 6MT FWD £20,995 E
Icon 1.2T CVT FWD £22,195 E
Icon 1.8 Hybrid FWD £23,595 A
Excel 1.2T 6MT FWD £23,995 E
Excel 1.2T CVT FWD £25,195 E
Excel 1.2T CVT AWD £26,495 F
Excel 1.8 Hybrid FWD £26,495 A
Dynamic 1.2T 6MT FWD £25,495 E
Dynamic 1.2T CVT FWD £26,695 E
Dynamic 1.2T CVT AWD £27,995 F
Dynamic 1.8 Hybrid FWD £27,995 A

April 2017

Toyota C-HR Limited Edition announced

Priced at £29,995 and limited to 100, it has bi-tone paint finish that combines Metal Stream bodywork with a contrast black finish to the roof, rear spoiler and door mirrors. Eighteen-inch alloys with a matt black finish and chrome side sills together with discreet Limited Edition diamond badging on the centre pillars.

Black leather upholstery, special Limited Edition badging on the dashboard and a nine-speaker JBL sound system, complete with an eight-channel, 576-Watt amplifier.

The Limited Edition is based on the C-HR Dynamic. Spec includes includes LED headlights, fog lamps and daytime running lights, sequential LED turn indicators and rear privacy glass. Auto-folding door mirrors, front and rear parking sensors and Smart Entry and Start.

The C-HR Limited Edition also has Toyota touch 2 with Go multimedia and navigation system, including three years’ map updates and access to online services.

June 2018

Toyota C-HR Design launched

On the outside, it sports 18-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and auto-folding heated door mirrors with integrated turn indicators. Welcoming entry illumination and ambient cabin lighting are also part of the package, together with smart entry and push-button start.

The front seats both have integrated heaters and power-adjustable lumbar support. The Toyota Touch 2 with Go multimedia system comes with an intuitive central touchscreen control, navigation functions and access to online services. Front and rear sensors, plus Intelligent Park Assist make for hassle-free manoeuvring into and out of parking spaces.

For 2018, C-HR Excel models gain full black leather upholstery and rear LED lights. For the Dynamic grade there are new matt black 18-inch alloys, black fabric upholstery and a cool silver trim line on the dashboard.

For customers who want to make a stand-out statement with their C-HR, the model can now be specified in vibrant Cyan Blue paintwork; a host of customisation options allows for an even more personalised look, including contrast colours for the side sills, front bumper inserts, lower boot trim, fog light surrounds and door mirror covers.

Design and Dynamic models can be specified with optional leather upholstery and a premium JBL sound system – individually or in a combined pack. The more powerful audio system can also be obtained for the C-HR Excel.

The Icon model can be upgraded with a Tech Pack option that includes smart entry, a Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Alert with steering assist and auto-folding mirrors (for the 1.2T Icon the pack also provides smart entry and push-button start).

May 2019

Toyota 5 year warranties can now be extended to 7 years for £495, including MoTs and Toyota Roadside Assistance.

October 2019

Toyota C-HR updated with new hybrid engine

Joining the 122PS 1.8-litre hybrid system is a new, more powerful 185PS 2.0-litre hybrid with CO2 emissions of 92g/km.

Additionally, the new Toyota C-HR is equipped with a new multimedia system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

The front lights have been upgraded to premium LED technology, with the daytime running lights and indicators combined. At the rear, new lights are connected by a gloss black spoiler.

Dynamic upgrades include modified electric power steering tuning for improved steering feel. The 2.0-litre hybrid also benefits from a new suspension design that, Toyota says, improves ride comfort while retaining excellent handling capabilities. All variants also feature an upgraded package to further reduce cabin noise.

Prices in the UK for new C-HR start from £25,625 for the entry-level Icon model. Customers can also choose from Design, Excel and Dynamic grades, all available with either 1.8 or new 2.0-litre hybrid powertrains. The range-topping “Orange Edition” rounds off the line up.

November 2019

Prices and specifications announced for updated C-HR

The updated C-HR gives customers the choice of two hybrid powertrains. The established, 120PS 1.8-litre hybrid system remains in the range, but with its eco performance enhanced by an upgrade to a lithium-ion high-voltage battery and by size, weight and efficiency improvements in all its principal hybrid components. CO2 emissions start from 86g/km (NEDC correlated data)/109g/km (WLTP data).

The additional powertrain is a new 2.0-litre system that produces 182PS, with CO2 emissions from 92g/km (NEDC correlated data)/119g/km (WLTP data). It features an all-new 2.0-litre petrol engine that achieves a maximum thermal efficiency of 41 per cent – the world’s highest level for a mass-produced engine – which means more of the energy potential in every drop of fuel is captured.

As well as greater power and higher efficiency, the 2.0-litre hybrid versions of C-HR benefit from uprated suspension and improved noise and vibration countermeasures.

The updated C-HR introduces Toyota’s latest developments in connectivity and infotainment. Its new, 2019 multimedia system incorporates Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, allowing the most commonly used smartphones to not just synchronise, but actually merge with the car’s media-system.

Provided as standard equipment, this also enables over-the-air map updates for the navigation system. Toyota provides a free three-year subscription for updates (available every six months) on every new C-HR.

The revised C-HR follows the model’s established grade structure in the UK. Entry point is the Icon, offered exclusively with the improved 1.8-litre self-charging hybrid system, followed by Design grade, which can be specified with either the 1.8 or new 2.0-litre hybrid powertrain.

Excel and Dynamic grades share top-of-the-range status, their specifications tailored to suit customer preferences for luxury, high technology and sharper styling details.

The updated C-HR is launched with a special Orange Edition model, finished in dedicated Scorched Orange paintwork with contrasting 18-inch matt black alloy wheels and black bi-tone roof. In addition to the Excel equipment specification, it also comes as standard with the JBL premium audio system. The Orange Edition is powered by the new 2.0-litre hybrid system and availability is limited to just 500 units.

Icon grade is equipped as standard with: –

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Reversing camera
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • 2019 multimedia system with touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration
  • Toyota Safety Sense
  • LED reflector headlights

Design grade builds on this specification with: –

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Piano black console
  • Rain-sensing windscreen wipers
  • Intelligent Clearance Sonar with auto brake, front and rear parking sensors
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Heated front seats with power lumbar adjustment
  • Navigation system
  • Smart entry
  • Heated, auto-folding door mirrors
  • Simple Intelligent Park Assist

The C-HR Dynamic introduces: –

  • 18-inch Dynamic alloy wheels
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert with auto braking
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Adaptive LED lights front and rear
  • LED fog lights
  • Puddle lights
  • Metallic paint and black bi-tone roof

The Excel grade adds to the Design specification with: –

  • 18-inch Excel alloy wheels
  • Rear LED lights
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • LED fog lights
  • Door mirror puddle lights
  • Adaptive Front-lighting System
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather seat upholstery
  • Power driver’s seat adjustment
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert with auto braking
  • Blind Spot Monitor

The revised C-HR is on sale now, with customer deliveries from January 2020. On-the-road prices are shown in the table below. All versions are covered by Toyota’s five-year/100,000-mile new car warranty.

Icon 1.8 Hybrid £25,625
Design 1.8 Hybrid £28,005
Design 2.0 Hybrid £29,645
Excel 1.8 Hybrid £30,110
Excel 2.0 Hybrid £31,750
Dynamic 1.8 Hybrid £30,250
Dynamic 2.0 Hybrid £31,890
Orange Edition 2.0 Hybrid £32,595

What does a Toyota C-HR (2016) cost?

List Price from £22,435
Buy new from £20,650
Contract hire from £225.61 per month