Toyota has announced that its revised C-HR features a “ground-breaking” twin hybrid powertrain option.
Emissions for the new 182bhp 2.0-litre hybrid start from 92g/km (NEDC correlated). It joins the existing 1.8-litre hybrid option, which CO2 emissions start from 86g/km.
The 2.0-litre hybrid also features a new suspension design that improves ride comfort “while retaining the Toyota C-HR’s excellent handling capabilities”. All variants also feature modified electric power steering tuning for improved steering feel and an upgraded package to further reduce cabin noise.
Inside the new C-HR, fleet drivers will be greeted by a new multimedia system allowing full smartphone integration and supporting the latest versions of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The system also enables ‘over the air’ map updates allowing access to the latest versions of European road maps with ease.
External changes include LED headlights with daytime running lights and indicators combined in one “frontal projector”.
A painted lower lip “reinforces a strong, wide and elevated stance”, while at the rear, the new combi lights are connected by a gloss black spoiler “creating a single clean shape”.
Prices start from £25,625 for the entry-level Icon model. Company car drivers and fleet decision-makers 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.
New Toyota C-HR CO2 Emissions
|NEDC correlated data||WLTP data|
|From 86g/km||From 109g/km|
|From 92g/km||From 118g/km|
Toyota launched the C-HR compact crossover in 2016. Based on its Global Architecture platform, the car was developed from concept cars displayed at Paris in 2014 and Frankfurt in 2015.
It made it's fleet debut at the 2016 Company Car in Action and now enjoys a 8.3% segment share in the UK.
Last year Total Security Services (TSS) announced that it was replacing all diesel vehicles in its fleet with 70 self-charging hybrid electric Toyota C-HRs.
Speaking at the time, Dan Gursel, general manager of Enterprise Car Club, said: “We’ve introduced the crossover hybrid SUVs to increase options for customers looking for a roomy and luxurious vehicle that is also sustainable. It is a great choice for those who need more space or prefer to drive a more premium model.”
Read our Toyota C-HR Hybrid review here.