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  • Writer's pictureMpho Mahlangu

Toyota Updates C-HR Crossover

Updated: Aug 19, 2022

Toyota has given their coupe-like crossover, the C-HR a subtle nip-and-tuck after debuting globally in 2016.

Exterior Design

New to the model are a set of new 18-inch directional alloy wheels which are fitted to the Plus and Luxury models. The new alloy wheels are wrapped in 225/50/R18 with a spare wheel fitted for added luggage capacity.

New exterior paint colors are on offer for the crossover such as Celestite Grey which has been found on other Toyota passenger vehicles. Standard and Plus models feature a choice of 10 exterior colors and these include Midnight Purple, Fierce Red and Eclipse Black. Luxury models are available only in a bi-tone configuration, with nine options to choose from. Any of the chosen exterior paint colors are complimented by a black roof except on the Eclipse Black option, which sees a silver roof painted instead.


Safety in the C-HR is made possible thanks to ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control, Hill Assist Control and Trailer Sway Control. Standard and Plus models benefit from front driver and passenger side, curtain and driver-knee airbags, along with seatbelt force limiters, ISOFIX and pre-tensioners. Luxury models feature Toyota's active safety system, Toyota Safety Sense. This includes a Pre-collision system, Auto High Beam, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Departure Alert with Lane Trace functionality.

Engine and Power

The Toyota C-HR is powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged engine which is capable of 85kW and 185Nm. A choice of either a 6-speed manual transmission or CVT is on offer.

Specification and Features

All Toyota C-HR models feature an extensive list of specification with the Standard model including daytime-running lights, LED headlights with auto function, exterior color coding, air-conditioning, electric power steering, a tilt and telescopic adjustable steering column, 4.2-inch Multi-Information Display and front 12V power outlet. The infotainment system is comprised of an 8.0-inch touchscreen 6-speaker audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Bluetooth, USB ports and a reverse camera.

Plus models feature front fog lamps, rain-sensing wipers, leather steering wheel trim, cruise control, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and dual-zone climate control.

Range-topping Luxury models benefit from park distance control and intelligent parking system, keyless entry and start, partial leather interior, Bi-LED headlamps with sequential turn-signals, retractable side mirrors and LED fog lamps.


The model line-up is priced as follows:

  • C-HR 1.2 T - R429 000

  • C-HR 1.2 T Plus - R465 200

  • C-HR 1.2 T Plus CVT - R479 100

  • C-HR 1.2 T Luxury CVT - R554 500

All C-HR models are sold with a 6-services/90 000 km service plan (intervals set at 15 000 km) and 3-year/100 000km warranty. Service and warranty plan extensions can also be purchased from any Toyota dealer (220 outlets).

All Toyota models come equipped with Toyota Connect, including a complimentary 15 Gb in car Wi-Fi allocation, vehicle telematics and enhanced user features via the MyToyota app.

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