Toyota C-HR enhanced for 2022
Take a closer look at the Toyota C-HR and you'll see that it has undergone continuous refinement, still making it relevant in the sub-compact crossover SUV stable since its global debut in 2016.
For the 2022 model year, Toyota is applying the same formulae by giving the C-HR lifecycle updates plus spec enhancements. As before, the C-HR is available in three variants; standard, Plus and Luxury. The most recognisable changes are the new 18" alloy wheels with 225/50/ R18 rubbers fitted in the Plus model as well as a space-saver spare wheel.
The colour options have also been enhanced with the adoption of other hues from the other products within the Toyota banner; these include the Celestite Grey hue and striking new options. Buyers of the standard and Plus models can have their C-HRs in a choice of 10 shades that include the new Midnight Purple, Fierce Red and Eclipse Black.
Things are slightly different with the Luxury trim, which are available in bi-tone configurations with nine unique configurations. Whichever colour is specified, it's combined with a black roof, except for Eclipse Black, which is matched with the obsidian paintwork with a Silver roof.
Regarding specifications, the standard comes fitted with daytime running lights, LED headlights with auto function, exterior colour coding, air-conditioning, electric power steering, a tilt and telescopic adjustable steering column, 4.2" multi-information display and front 12 V power outlet as standard. Other features for the standard model include an 8" touchscreen audio system that supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB, and reverse camera functionality.
The Plus models are further bolstered with front fog lamps, rain-sensing wipers, leather steering wheel trim, cruise control, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, plus dual-zone air-conditioning.
Sitting on top of the line-up is the Luxury trim which comes fitted with Park Distance Control, Toyota's Intelligent Parking System, keyless-entry and start, a partial leather interior and bi-LED headlamps with the sequential turn-signal operation. The side mirrors get a retractable function while the fog lamps are upgraded to LED elements.
The entire C-HR range boasts ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control, Hill Assist Control and Trailer Sway Control. Standard and Plus grades get front driver and passenger, side, curtain, driver-knee airbags, ISOFIX and pre-tensioners.
The Luxury trim adds the Toyota Safety Sense package, which includes Pre-Collision System, Auto High Beam, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Alert with Lane Trace functionality.
The 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine soldiers on unaltered with 85 kW of power and 185 Nm of torque. The engine can either be paired to a CVT or a 6-speed manual transmission driving the front wheels.
- 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
The prices include a 6-services/90,000 km service plan (intervals set at 15 000 km) and a 3-year/100,000 km warranty. Buyers can purchase service and warranty plan extensions from any Toyota dealer.
All C-HR models include Toyota Connect, including a complimentary 15 GB in-car Wi-Fi allocation.