2016 Toyota C-HR revealed

What is it?

The Toyota C-HR is a mid-sized SUV with a coupe-like aesthetic that sits on the same platform as the Prius.

Its exterior design features large, angular lines and big wheel arches. The front has an upper grille design that flows back from the Toyota badge along the sides of the car and incorporates winged headlamp clusters.

Rear door handles are hidden in the C-pillars, which flow into the rear spoiler design.

What engines can I choose from?

Two engine options are available in the UK. The first is the latest generation 1.8-litre petrol-hybrid engine, which is said to emit less than 90g/km of CO2, meaning it will be exempt from road tax. The second is a new 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine first seen in the Auris. Either a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic is available. The CVT option can be specified with front or four-wheel drive.

A 2.0-litre model using the CVT gearbox will also be built, but it will not come to the UK.

What equipment does it come with?

Exterior features, such as full LED lighting and sequential indicators are included, as standard.

Interior specifications and pricing details have yet to be revealed.

How much does it cost?

The C-HR will be positioned below the RAV4 in Toyota’s current range, so we expect price points to start slightly below that at a little over £26,000.

Anything else I should know?

Its size means that direct rivals will come in the form of the Renault Captur and Fiat 500X, although these models are not offered with a hybrid powertrain.

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