Toyota C-HR in Toronto

The Toyota C-HR Concept: Because “polarizing” is okay – but “boring” is not

An exciting next chapter in Toyota's storied North American product history has been revealed. Stylish, athletic, and tech-filled, the all-new 2018 Toyota C-HR - or, "Compact High-Rider" - represents a leap forward in design, manufacturing and engineering for Toyota. The C-HR will serve as a solid springboard of excitement, adventure, and pride for its fashion-forward, trendsetting owners.

At the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, Scion debuted its stunning C-HR Concept. That well-received design study set the stage for the Toyota C-HR, which, nearly to the tee, carries on the concept's avant-garde physique, modern, comfortable cabin, and bold, outgoing character.

The C-HR will be available in two grades at launch, XLE and XLE Premium, each equipped with a long list of standard premium features that includes 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, supportive heated bucket seating, 7-inch audio display, and Toyota Safety Sense P™ (TSS-P).

But, the C-HR doesn’t only look great – it’s got the sportiness to impress thanks to Deputy Chief Engineer, Hiro Koba, who is a diehard racer at heart. He and his team made it their mission to ensure the C-HR exhilarates its driver anytime, anywhere. Like its uncanny looks, the C-HR’s comprehensive and cohesive blend of comfort, control, consistency and responsiveness that was cultivated on the famed Nürburgring is as impressive as it is unique.

POLISHED DIAMOND STYLE

Toyota’s team of global designers expounded on one theme: “Distinctive Diamond.” The iconic gemstone evokes universal notions of luxury, attractiveness, sophistication and strength. Designers translated these traits into a physical form that’s collectively matchless, sexy, muscular and edgy.

From the get-go, they strived to sculpt an urban-dwelling crossover that would effortlessly navigate tight city streets and stand out, with an agile, dynamic expressiveness.

At the C-HR’s nose, two slim projector-beam halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights wrap deep into its toned shoulders – nearly all the way into the front quarter panels. Because of this, the vehicle looks wider than it is and possesses an assertive fascia that’s uncommon in the segment.

Deep, curvy character lines emerge from a prominent Toyota badge that’s flanked by the headlamps, and lead into the narrower core body. They run below the slender windows, and continue above the rear wheel where they marry to a high beltline and distinctive C-Pillar with integrated door handle.

Look closely at the silhouette to see the clear resemblance of a diamond set on its side. Powerful arches housing the extra-large aluminum wheels accentuate the C-HR’s sturdy posture and compact cabin.

The rear is a cohesive melding of its elaborate lines and 3D shapes. The tail lamps protrude outward, and the hatchback – outfitted with a lip spoiler and functional top wing – tapers neatly inboard, adding to the C-HR’s futuristic look, and, once more, surprising girth.


CUTTING-EDGE CABIN

Opening a door reveals a modern, spacious, and uncluttered interior having a keen placement of diamond accents and a driver-centric “MeZONE” orientation. Along with the soft-touch materials covering surfaces throughout, the diamond pattern influences the designs of the dual-zone climate controls, speaker surrounds, and black headliner above the front passengers.

The slightly angled dashboard and amenity controls allow for the driver to have a clear view of the road ahead and intuitive access to instrumentation – a nod to the C-HR’s sports car influence. The 7-inch audio display is positioned centrally atop the dash, rather than in it, so as to help reduce a driver’s eye movements. An informative twin-ring gauge cluster resides behind the leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel. The wheel, with its slender profile, small diameter, and compact center pad, is reminiscent of a sports car’s easy-to-grip helm. The satin-plated shift knob exudes a high quality feeling, and once in-hand, has a solid shift movement. A bright 4.2-inch colour Multi-Information Display sits between the twin-ring cluster.

Key XLE standard features include a premium leather steering wheel, heated front seats, power lumbar driver’s seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror with backup camera, electric parking brake, and dual-zone climate control. The XLE Premium builds upon the XLE’s amenities and adds 18-inch alloy wheels, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, auto fold heated side mirrors with puddle lamps that project “Toyota C-HR” and Smart Key with Push Button Start. Both grades are equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen display having AM/FM/HD Radio™, Aha™ app, USB port and AUX jack, Bluetooth®, and Voice Recognition with voice training.

Bolstered bucket seats help keep passengers snug and comfortable, no matter their commute’s duration or dynamism. All passengers will appreciate the generous amount of small item storage space and cup holders. Designers used scalloped seatbacks, foot well cubbies carved below the front seats, and a chamfered headliner to create a spacious backseat environment. Sound-insulating materials placed on the carpet, headliner, A-pillars and door trim to help keep all unwanted noises out and good vibes in. For extra cargo carrying versatility on weekend trips or errand runs, the rear 60/40 seat can split and fold flat.

Our Inventory

2018 Toyota C-HR

Price: $26,545

Listed price does not include taxes and licensing fees

Payment: $193* (Bi-weekly)

72 Months @ 4.29% A.P.R. (estimated financing rate). Taxes not included.

Mileage: 10 km

Body Style: SUV

Engine: 2.0L 4cyl

Exterior Colour: White

Transmission: Automatic

Stock #: 002491

VIN: NMTKHMBX9JR002491

Milton Toyota

2018 Toyota C-HR

Price: $26,730

Listed price does not include taxes and licensing fees

Payment: $194* (Bi-weekly)

72 Months @ 4.29% A.P.R. (estimated financing rate). Taxes not included.

Mileage: 10 km

Body Style: SUV

Engine: 2.0L 4cyl

Exterior Colour: White

Transmission: Automatic

Stock #: 002464

VIN: NMTKHMBX6JR002464

Milton Toyota

Article presented by Milton Toyota. Efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented above, though pricing, equipment, or other details may change at any time without notice. For more information refer to Toyota Canada's website, or consult the vehicle's owner's manual.