Toyota Australia is set to launch the all-new C-HR premium SUV in the first quarter of 2024, bringing with it wholesale improvements in luxury, technology and hybrid performance for the European designed and built small SUV.
The sophisticated new C-HR offers a more premium edge to the small SUV segment, leading the way for cutting-edge design and emotional engagement with a new three-tiered line-up crowned by the dynamically and visually enhanced GR Sport grade.
The new C-HR enters local showrooms priced from $42,990 plus on-road costs for the entry-level GXL, with the now mid-spec Koba offered from $49,990 and the flagship GR Sport priced from $54,990.1
Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the all-new C-HR would elevate the premium experience for small SUV buyers with its blend of head-turning design and premium appointments.
“The new C-HR brings a new level of premium luxury to the small SUV segment, blending dynamic design and strong technology with a high level of specification and low fuel consumption,” Mr Hanley said.
“The choice of two intelligent hybrid powertrain options combined with the European design and manufacture make the new C-HR more appealing than ever before,” he said.
The new-generation C-HR range will be offered exclusively with hybrid powertrains that combine strong performance and low fuel consumption in a simple and compelling package.
GXL and Koba grades employ a fifth-generation front-drive hybrid system teaming a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with a hybrid transaxle for a combined maximum power output of 103kW – nearly 15 per cent more than the outgoing C-HR hybrid.
The petrol engine contributes 72kW/142Nm while the electric motor develops 70kW – a 17kW improvement over the previous generation electric motor, achieved by increasing the number of magnets embedded inside the motor from three to six.
The flagship all-wheel-drive (AWD) GR Sport offers far more than a styling upgrade with a hybrid powertrain that increases combined maximum output to a punchy 145kW.
It is offered exclusively with a larger 2.0-litre engine producing 112kW/188Nm that is combined with a pair of electric motors on the front (83kW) and rear (30kW) axles.
Both powertrains are teamed to a continuously variable transmission to maximise performance and efficiency, and feature a new lithium-ion battery which provides reduced weight and an increased output by 14 per cent compared to its predecessor.
Inside, the new C-HR’s premium nature is clear to see with a completely redesigned cabin aimed at providing driving excitement with a comfortable and refined atmosphere centred around the driver.
All grades come equipped with a 12.3-inch multimedia system with wireless Apple CarPlay®2 and wired Android Auto™3, satellite and cloud navigation4 and DAB+ digital radio5, along with Toyota Connected Services6 functionality.
GXL variants come standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, sports front seats with fabric upholstery and manual adjustment, LED interior lamps, a 7.0-inch colour multi-information display, six-speaker audio system, automatic dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, smart entry & start, panoramic view monitor and a full suite of Toyota Safety Sense active safety technologies7.
The premium Koba grade introduces Bi-LED headlamps with auto-leveling and adaptive high-beam system7, 19-inch alloys, heated front sports seats with fabric/suede upholstery and power driver’s seat adjustment, a 12.3-inch digital instrument display, nine-speaker JBL®8 premium audio system, power tailgate, head-up display, wireless smartphone charger9 and ambient colour interior lighting.
Along with the boost in performance, the C-HR GR Sport flagship adds unique 19-inch wheels and exterior features, upgraded brakes, heated steering wheel, GR Sport front seats with synthetic leather/suede upholstery, and GR branded floor mats, steering wheel and aluminium scuff plates.
The GR Sport is also offered with an optional fixed panoramic roof featuring a coating that reduces the ingress of infra-red light, eliminating the need for a conventional sunshade.
Six exterior paint colours are available on the all-new C-HR, as well as six two-tone options for Koba and GR Sport that blend the body colour with a black roof, or the roof and rear of the vehicle for Two-Tone Plus grades.10
The new Sunglow exterior colour is introduced for the first time, a vibrant gold shade available only with the two-tone paint option. Feverish Red is also available only in two-tone guise, with Glacier White and Ink offered as a single colour only.
Full specification details for the all-new C-HR will be detailed when it arrives locally in 2024.
Toyota C-HR pricing1
GR Sport: $54,990
Two-Tone premium paint: $775
Two-Tone Plus premium paint: $1,550
Two-Tone Plus premium paint + panoramic roof: $2,700
1 Recommended retail price provided for media purposes only. Statutory charges or other on-road costs not included.
2 CarPlay® is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.
3 Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google LLC.
4 Coverage varies based on vehicle location.
5 Coverage dependent on vehicle location.
6 Not available outside Australia, if services disabled or terminated or after 2033/Telstra 4G sunset (whichever comes first). Dependent on 3G/4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage and other factors outside Toyota’s control which can limit ability or functionality of system. Check your Owner’s Manual or http://Toyota.com.au/connected/ for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
7 Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner’s Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
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9 Only Qi-supported devices compatible. Refer to device manufacturer. May require additional purchase of accessory to support wireless charging.
10 Toyota Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations. Colours and trims displayed are a guide only and may vary from actual colours due to printing/display process. See your Toyota dealer to confirm availability when ordering your vehicle.