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  • 20 January 2017
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    New Toyota C-HR Shine Bright Like A Diamond

    Let us introduce the revolutionary Toyota C-HR, a new breed of car. Sat under the class of a small SUV the C-HR is one of a kind, it’s exterior design and interior features make for a car like no other. So, let us give you the lowdown on the Toyota C-HR, available to test drive and purchase at the Howards Toyota dealerships.

    Exterior Design & Features

    Let us first look at the exterior styling of this SUV. Toyota tell us that this car is ‘inspired by the multifaceted precision of a diamond’. With body styling that we have not seen before, the Toyota explores body line and angles that, whilst rare, represent the sharpness and precision of a diamond edge. The design also displays the characteristics attributed to diamonds, it is rare and breathtaking. 

    This SUV has presence, its stance is low and squat and offers a wide arched muscular look. Although you may feel the C-HR has a low posture for an SUV, the elevated driving position still offers you that feeling of being ‘up high’, giving you a better position and perspective while driving. An eye-catching uniquely contoured bonnet spreads itself over the wide wheel arches, really drawing your gaze to the front of the car. Uniquely angled LED headlights and the stunning diamond-grille finish the smooth, dynamic and edgy design of the C-HR.

    When looking at this crossover you’ll notice a floating roof sitting on the darkened C pillars, as well as concealed rear door handles moulded into the upper rear door quarters. This feature ensures that your eyes are uninterrupted as you follow the angular bodyline around to the rear.

    Your first impression of the rear is its boomerang shaped rear lights, which house Toyota’s signature LED light-guides. These rear light clusters are integrated alongside the sharp angular tailgate, or boot as we like to call it in the UK. The rear bumper even offers slightly aggressive styling with its precision lines and sharp tailoring.

    Now let’s talk size, C-HR dimensions:

    • Wheelbase: 2,640 mm (103.9 in)
    • Width: 1,795 mm (70.7 in)
    • Length: 4,360 mm (171.7 in)
    • Height: 1,565 mm (61.6 in)
    Toyota C-HR Dimensions

    Interior Styling & Features

    When you first step inside this SUV you're presented with, what can only be described as, a stunningly styled dashboard. Offering you a very visually pleasing and uncluttered look with its sweeping accent colour across the piano black trim. The dash is built with driver comfort in mind, as all features are within an arm's length away. You're presented with a colour touchscreen that’s moulded into the dashboard, housing everything you need for navigation, audio, driving aids etc.

    The interior offers a high quality look and feel, giving you a comfortable ride for 5 adults. In the front you’ll find contoured sports seats, that hold you comfortably in place whilst offering great support and security. A high set centre console offers a comfortably positioned stout gear stick, clad in chrome and leather. Suffice to say, we are sure you’ll be pleased with your choice of car whilst enjoying the great  driving position and appreciating the elegant feel of your interior.

    Toyota C-HR Interior

    Now let’s talk boot size:
    • C-HR boot: 377 litres capacity
    • 60:40 rear seat split that fold down

    Driving Style

    When driving this crossover SUV you feel that you’re in charge of this dynamic hatchback. Boasting the comforts and agility of a well made SUV. It’s creation and purpose is to make you feel at one with the road, be it town driving or hitting the winding country roads of Weston-super-Mare. The C-HR has been built to make every journey enjoyable, making you look forward to the drive instead of dreading this every-day necessity. It’s ‘Made For Drivers by Drivers’.

    C-HR Specifications & Grades

    Toyota’s new crossover SUV comes in 3 distinctive styles with 3 specification grades. We’ve taken the time to outline these below:


    • 17 inch Alloy Wheels - 5 spoke
    • Toyota Touch, 2 Multimedia Systems with Bluetooth
    • Reversing Camera
    • Toyota Safety Sense
      • Pre-Collision system
      • Pedestrian Detection
      • Road Sign Assist
      • Lane Departure Warning
      • Adaptive Cruise Control
      • Automatic High Beam


    • Unique Premium Liquorice interior execution
    • 18 inch Alloy Wheels - 10 double spoke
    • Toyota Touch 2 with Go Navigation
    • Intelligent Park Assist
      • Front Parking Sensors
      • Rear Parking Sensors
    • Smart Entry & Push button start


    • Unique Dynamic Blue interior execution
    • Diamond Style 18 inch Alloy Wheels - 5 double spoke
    • Metallic Black Roof
    • Front & Rear LED Lights
    • Sequential Indicators

    Engine Choices & Specifications

    You also have the choice of 3 engines, one of which is a Hybrid setup. This is an efficient 1.8 petrol engine, it’s coupled with a lightweight electric engine. This combination offers impressive fuel efficiency along with responsive performance. When in electric driving mode, the C-HR can’t be heard as it glides effortlessly through the streets. Once the road conditions demand more from the electric engine it switches to full hybrid mode, giving you a more responsive feel under your right foot. This all makes for one enjoyable drive.

    We’ve outlined the engine choices and specifications below:

    1.2 petrol turbo engine

    • 115 hp
    • 6 speed manual or Multidrive S
    • CO2 combined 134-136g/km
    • Combined mpg - 47.1 - 47.9

    1.8 Petrol Hybrid engine

    • 122 hp
    • Automatic
    • CO2 combined 86-87g/km
    • Combined mpg - 72.4
    We have come to the end of, what we think are, the Toyota C-HR’s best bit’s. If you want more details or are looking to test drive this stylish SUV, then drive by the Howards Toyota dealership located in Weston-super-Mare. We’d love to see you and show you around this stunning car, we look forward to seeing you soon.

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