Toyota’s C-HR crossover has undergone its first important updates since its launch in 2016. Well-established as one of the brand’s best-selling models in the UK, it now boasts an all-hybrid line-up and benefits from new equipment features and dynamic improvements.
It follows the new Corolla in adopting Toyota’s dual hybrid strategy, giving customers the choice of a new-generation 1.8-litre hybrid system or a more powerful, all-new 2.0-litre powertrain.
Engines and performance
Toyota says that the new C-HR is unique in its class in giving customers the choice of two different hybrid powertrains. The established, 120bhp 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 182bhp, 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 – claimed to be 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.