Toyota has announced updates to its visually arresting crossover, the Toyota C-HR, for the 2022 model year. The Toyota C-HR made its global debut in 2016 and introduced Toyota’s new expressive design language and Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform construction. The Toyota C-HR challenged traditional perceptions of the Toyota brand by delivering a refined driving experience, engaging dynamics, and a sense of solidity akin to premium segment vehicles.
Toyota C-HR Exterior Design
The most notable exterior change for the 2022 model year is the new 18″ directional alloy wheels fitted to the Plus and Luxury grade models. These are shod with 225/50/R18 rubber, while a space-saver spare wheel enhances luggage capacity. The color line-up has been revised, adopting variants from other Toyota passenger models and introducing some striking new options. The Luxury models are available in a charismatic bi-tone configuration only, with nine unique configurations to suit the buyer’s persona.
Toyota C-HR Grade Line-up
The existing three-grade strategy continues, starting off with the ‘1.2T’, followed by the ‘Plus’ and ‘Luxury’ variants.
Toyota C-HR Performance
The acclaimed 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine continues as the anchor of the range, delivering effortless mid-range punch and cruising ability paired to either a CVT or 6-speed manual transmission. It produces 85kW and 185Nm across a broad rpm range, while using just 6.3 litres per 100 km of fuel (6.4 for the CVT). CO2 emissions are pegged low at 141 – 144 g/km.
Toyota C-HR Specification & Features
All Toyota C-HR models carry a comprehensive specification level, with the standard grade boasting daytime running lights (DRL), LED headlamps with auto function and exterior color coding. An 8″ (20cm) touchscreen audio system includes Apple CarPlay/Android Auto functionality, Bluetooth, and USB provisions as well as a reverse camera display. Plus variants add front fog lamps, rain-sensing wipers, leather steering wheel trim, cruise control, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, while the air-conditioning is upgraded to the dual-zone climate control type.
Toyota C-HR Safety
All Toyota C-HR models score highly on the safety front with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Hill Assist Control (HAC), and Trailer Sway Control (TSC). The Luxury grade features the active safety system; Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), which encompasses Pre-Collision System (PCS), Auto High Beam (AHB), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), and Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM).
Toyota C-HR Model Line-up & Pricing
The Toyota C-HR is available in four different models and prices in South Africa:
C-HR 1.2 T
R 429 000
C-HR 1.2 T PLUS
R 465 200
C-HR 1.2 T PLUS CVT
R 479 100
C-HR 1.2 T LUXURY CVT
R 554 500
Peace of Mind
All Toyota C-HR models are sold with a 6-services/90 000 km service plan and 3-year/100 000 km warranty. Service and warranty plan extensions can also be purchased from any Toyota dealer.
The 2022 Toyota C-HR represents an incredibly capable product offering that is sure to turn heads on the road.