Toyota’s new C-HR compact SUV has been revealed. A new plug-in hybrid version is set to join the range, which starts from just over £30,000.
The new Toyota C-HR SUV is now available to order, ahead of customer deliveries starting in January 2024. There are five trim levels at launch and a choice of two hybrid engines, which we'll go over in more detail below. For now, the range starts at £31,290 and rises to £42,720 for the limited-run Premiere Edition. A plug-in hybrid will also join the lineup later on.
2024 Toyota C-HR prices and specs
Matching the outgoing C-HR's trim level range, the new model comes in Icon, Design, Excel and GR Sport grades. Icon sits on 17-inch alloy wheels and gets flush door handles, a powered boot lid and folding mirrors. Inside, you get automatic wipers, keyless entry, an eight-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay, a partially digital dial cluster and a whole host of active safety tech. The Toyota Safety Sense package includes adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, road sign recognition and lane-keeping assist.
Move up to Design trim – priced from £34,685 – and the rims increase by an inch, while a panoramic sunroof and two-tone bodywork can be specified as options. Standard kit includes heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, wireless phone charging and a pair of 12.3-inch screens.
The optional features on Design become standard on Excel trim, and this luxury-focused grade also includes a 360-degree parking camera, multi-colour ambient cabin lighting and suede-effect seat upholstery. You'll be paying £38,150 for the privilege.
As the name suggests, GR Sport trim adds a racier exterior design. On top of the mid-spec Design trim, you get 20-inch wheels, a head-up display and an upgraded JBL sound system. Prices start from £40,645, which means that road tax (VED) jumps from £170 to over £550 per year. That's also true for the range-topping Premiere Edition, which gets all the standard and optional features fitted to Excel cars plus an exclusive gold-and-black paint scheme.
Toyota says the C-HR is designed to stand out, not blend in. This is echoed in the radical exterior design which boasts an angular front grille with a neat-yet-striking honeycomb pattern. There are even sharper-looking headlights than the old C-HR, which makes the new version seem like it's been dropped from another planet.
Moving along the sides, the C-HR's coupe-like roofline creates a sleek and dynamic silhouette, with a floating roof design helping to break up the bodywork. The high belt line and sharp character lines add a sense of energy and movement to the overall profile.
Interior, technology and practicality
The new C-HR's interior is thoughtfully designed for a modern and comfortable driving experience. It features plush materials and attractive finishes throughout the cabin, exuding a sense of understated elegance. The seats are designed for optimal comfort, offering support and cushioning for long drives.
At the centre of the dashboard, you'll find a user-friendly touchscreen infotainment system. This allows easy access to functions such as audio, navigation, and smartphone integration – whether you prefer Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or Bluetooth connectivity, the C-HR has you covered.
The C-HR offers practical storage solutions in the cabin, including multiple compartments and cup holders, allowing occupants to keep their personal items organised. The controls and buttons are intuitively placed for easy access, with essential functions within reach of the driver, including physical controls for the heater and air conditioning.
The new C-HR offers a range of engine options designed to provide a balance of performance and efficiency. These include 1.8 and 2.0-litre full-hybrid petrol engines already used across the Toyota Corolla range, with the smaller engine fitted to Icon, Design and Excel trims and the 2.0-litre engine being used in GR Sport and Premiere Edition versions. Later on, a new 2.0-litre plug-in hybrid engine will join the range, giving buyers the flexibility to choose the type of hybrid engine that suits them best.
Full-hybrid versions won’t need to be plugged in and recharge using only the energy from slowing down. These have enough electrical assistance to crawl through traffic without starting the engine but, if you want to travel a few miles on electric power alone, you’ll need to step up to the plug-in hybrid, which can be topped up from an EV charger. The plug-in version will also be noticeably faster than other models, so this will be the one to go for if you want a bit of performance.
When can I buy a new C-HR from Motorpoint?
The new Toyota C-HR is now on sale and deliveries start in early 2024, so expect to be able to buy one from Motorpoint some point in the next year. In the meantime, you could consider taking out a PCP finance agreement on a nearly new Toyota C-HR.