Introducing the all-new Toyota C-HR

Introducing the all-new Toyota C-HR


The original Toyota C-HR was a breakthrough for Toyota and the European C-SUV segment. It challenged the conventional SUV look with a bold, angular design that resembled modern sports coupes.

It became a catalyst for changing how people saw Toyota in Europe, adding an emotional appeal to the brand. Customers were drawn to the car’s appearance, which was the main factor for buying it. The Toyota C-HR also excelled at attracting new customers to Toyota.

The all-new, next generation Toyota C-HR raises the bar with its cutting-edge design, advanced technologies and a range of electrified hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains with more power, better driveability and longer electric driving range. It also reaffirms Toyota’s commitment to Europe: the new model was designed in Europe with European customers in mind, and it is being produced exclusively in Europe, including the assembly of its high-voltage battery units.

Toyota C-HR Launch Edition


The new Toyota C-HR’s stunning design follows the styling shown by the prologue model unveiled in late 2022. Its unique exterior has the impact of “a concept car on the road”.

The original Toyota C-HR defied the SUV norm with its coupe-like lines. These are even more pronounced in the new model with its “super-coupe” profile. The front end features the new face for Toyota SUVs, also seen on the all-electric bZ4X and new Prius. True to the styling cues seen on the Toyota C-HR prologue, the look is sharp and aggressive, with a sense of the car being eager to move forward. The theme of interlocking shapes is prominent in the diamond-cut character lines along the side of the vehicle, highlighting the flush door handles – a first for a Toyota – and adding emphasis to the car’s road presence.

The car’s dynamic, compact look is further enhanced by short overhangs and large wheels – up to 20-inch diameter. A new style of bi-tone paint design will be available, extending the contrast black roof down to the rear bumper and into the car’s rear three-quarter section. Efforts were focused on creating a seamless look with tighter shut lines and perfect integration of such as the cameras, radar, and headlight washers with a “hidden tech” approach.

Toyota’s design and aero teams worked closely together to ensure the exterior was aerodynamically efficient as well as visually striking. This has ensured optimisation of airflow over and around the vehicle in details including the precise profiling of the front bumper and format of the rear roof spoiler.

The original Toyota C-HR set a new standard in sensory quality; the new model goes further with an interior that has an even more premium and refined look and feel. All control elements are concentrated in the driver’s zone, while a horizontal instrument panel arrangement and a “wing” design theme give passengers the sense of the cabin wrapping around them, enhancing the sense of comfort.

Inside a new Toyota C-HR


Toyota has designed a smooth, smart, and tailored in-car experience that goes beyond customer expectations and acknowledges the importance of a connected ecosystem where customers can use their phone app, a touchscreen or voice commands to access a variety of functions. The goal has been to create a simple, smart and personalised experience that anticipates the user’s needs.

A welcoming scenario automatically happens as the driver gets close to their vehicle, with exterior lights getting brighter – including the new Toyota C-HR light signature on the back door. The driver’s preferred settings for (where available) seat position, digital instrument display, head-up display and multimedia screen are automatically applied.

The Toyota C-HR features a new, 12.3-inch fully digital combimeter (depending on trim grade). Graphics are crisp and information is clearly organised and easy to read. The display can be adjusted to prioritise different content according to driver preference or the type of journey being made, for example making the active ADAS function information prominent when entering a motorway. There are three pre-set layout which can be personalised using switches on the steering wheel. Quality and ease of use are enhanced by consistent use of colours, fonts for the combimeter and the multimedia display screen.

The Toyota C-HR will have a digital key system, where the user only needs to have their phone with them to access and start the vehicle.1

The Toyota C-HR’s ambient lighting system offers a wide range of colours – a choice of up to 64 – to introduce options for interior direct and indirect lighting to reflect the cabin environment – cool or warm – or the time of day. A programme of 24 changing shades has been designed, synchronised with the passing of each hour to progress from bright morning tones to more relaxing ones in the evening. The lighting scheme will also help enhance safety: the audible and visual alerts of the Safe Exit Assist system will be reinforced by interior lighting changing to red, to warn of a door being opened when there is a risk of collision with traffic or cyclists approaching from the back. The Toyota C-HR is the first Toyota model to benefit from these extensions to ambient lighting functionality.

The all-new Toyota C-HR will have the Toyota Smart Connect multimedia package, including (according to model grade) an eight or 12.3-inch touchscreen, on-board voice agent and wireless smartphone connection via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The system will provide EV range information and local charging locations in its POI function. Owners will also be able to use the MyT smartphone app for remote control of vehicle functions, including operating air conditioning system to heat or cool the car before making a journey. The high level of innovation in the all-new Toyota C-HR includes a unique-in-class automatic parking function. An app will also be available to allow fully remote parking, with the driver outside the vehicle, allowing for even more precise manoeuvring into limited spaces.


The all-new Toyota C-HR comes with the latest Toyota Safety Sense package of active safety and driver assistance features, which offer more protection and support for the driver in various situations. The system can also be updated over-the-air, without the need to visit a retailer.

Some of the new features include Acceleration Suppression, which reduces sudden acceleration when there is a risk of hitting a vehicle in front. Another new feature is Proactive Driving Assist (PDA), which helps the driver slow down smoothly when approaching a slower vehicle or a curve. It also provides Steering Assist, which adjusts the steering force to help the driver make a smooth and stable turn when a curve is detected.

Additionally, owners can opt for an advanced safety package for their car, which includes features such as Lane Change Assist with Front Cross Traffic Alert, a Driver Monitor Camera (which improves the performance of the EDSS), an Automatic High-Beam System with camera control to adjust the light distribution; and (where allowed by local regulations) hands-free driving to automatically follow the vehicle in front in congested traffic.

New Toyota C-HR


The all-new Toyota C-HR will offer four electrified powertrains, a line-up that shows Toyota’s well-established multi-technology approach to carbon neutrality. Toyota believes that different options need to be available to give customers access to affordable and practical vehicles that will speed up the pace of CO2 reduction from now on and help ensure a successful transition to zero emission mobility.

The range includes 1.8 and 2.0-litre hybrid electric (HEV) versions and a 2.0-litre plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) model. The 2.0-litre HEV variant will also have the option of intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD-i).

The new models use the latest, fifth generation Toyota technology which delivers a class-leading balance of increased power and low emissions, meeting the needs and priorities of customers at the core of the C-segment market. This has been achieved with a comprehensive redesign of key hybrid system components to reduce size and weight, including a new transaxle and power control unit (PCU) and a more powerful high-voltage battery.

The 1.8-litre Hybrid powertrain, as also used in the new Corolla family, is focused on eco performance but has significantly more power than the current 1.8-litre hybrid electric Toyota C-HR. The 2.0-litre Hybrid is an even stronger option, its higher output contributing to a rewarding hybrid driving experience with uncompromised efficiency.

The 2.0-litre Plug-in Hybrid – a best-in-class system – has a dual DNA: it provides effortless all-electric EV driving for daily use and highly efficient hybrid electric performance for longer trips. The system can make driving easier, with true EV capability with a very competitive range, and with Regeneration Boost – a “one pedal”-like driving experience – with three operating levels- for easier progress in city traffic. It will also automatically adjust the drive mode to optimise energy efficiency, recognising the best opportunities for energy recharging when following a route via the car’s navigation system. Thanks to the introduction of a new geofencing function, the Toyota C-HR PHEV will automatically switch to EV operation when the car enters a low emission zone (LEZ), optimising battery usage across the entire trip (when using a navigation system and sufficient battery charge is available).

The AWD-i option available on the available on 2.0-litre HEV version gives added traction and stability when pulling away, cornering, or driving on slippery surfaces, supported by an additional compact, high-torque electric motor-generator on the car’s rear axle. This system can operate over a wide range of vehicle speeds and road conditions.


Every aspect of the Toyota C-HR’s dynamic performance has been examined to deliver improvements, building on the model’s established reputation for quick, agile handling. The new powertrains have been tuned to achieve intuitive acceleration performance and controllability, with a more direct relationship between use of the throttle and the vehicle’s response, increasing driver confidence and the fun-to-drive factor. Suspension, brakes and steering have also been redesigned and tuned to achieve an ideal balance between vehicle poise, ride comfort and responsiveness.

During development, the Toyota C-HR underwent extensive testing by a team of Toyota master drivers, both on track at the company’s European test centre and on all kinds of roads and in different weather conditions across the continent, to ensure the best possible dynamic balance was achieved.


The new Toyota C-HR will be launched with two special Premiere Edition models, showcasing the highest levels of equipment and styling.

The GR SPORT Premiere Edition will add GR styling details, including a G-mesh pattern for the grille, new-design 20-inch alloy wheels, GR badging, “Liquid Black” ornamentation on the centre console and sports front seats with the GR logo embossed on the headrests. Its signature colour is Precious Silver in the new bi-tone execution that extends the contrast black finish from the roof across the back of the car; other colour options will be available. The equipment specification includes a head-up display and JBL premium audio system.

The High Premiere Edition has a signature Sulphur bi-tone exterior – other colours will also be available. The cabin features perforated leather seats with contrast Sulphur stitching, a head-up display and panoramic roof.


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