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2017 Toyota C-HR Press Kit



Toyota has brought excitement and driving pleasure to the SUV market with the launch of its radically styled C-HR, or Coupe High Rider.

The new car stands out in the Toyota range and its segment with a coupe-like upper body, powerful underpinnings, engaging driving dynamics, punchy turbo petrol engine and advanced cabin quality.

A high level of standard features and sharp pricing add to the appeal with every C-HR equipped with a suite of advanced safety technologies and in-demand features such as satellite navigation, alloy wheels and dual-zone automatic air-conditioning.

Toyota has created a simple pricing structure that starts at $26,990* for the six-speed manual front-drive C-HR, increasing by $2,000 for the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and a further $2,000 for the traction of all-wheel drive.

Top-of-the-range Koba variants add luxury features including leather-accented seats, keyless entry and ignition, bigger (18-inch) alloy wheels, LED lamps and innovative nanoe (pronounced nano-e) technology that moisturises cabin air - all for an additional competitive $4,300.

A vibrant colour palette accentuates the extroverted styling of the C-HR and is taken further on Koba grades with a $450 two-tone paint option, adding a white or black roof to specific body hues.

Personalisation is a by-word for the newest Toyota with more than 60 available Toyota Genuine accessories - second only to HiLux in the Toyota range in number - encouraging owners to express their individuality.

Customisation options to expand driveway appeal include eight alloy wheel designs; coloured exterior garnishes, wheel caps and mirror covers; and roof cross-bars for bicycles and other sports equipment.

C-HR is the first Toyota to offer five years of Toyota Service Advantage# with annual services capped at just $195 each.

Toyota Australia's executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb said C-HR's stunning design brings together the best aspects of a hatchback, a coupe and an SUV.

"C-HR will bring new customers to the Toyota brand - typically younger, image-conscious people who take a more emotional approach to purchasing a car compared with our more traditional customers," Mr Cramb said.

"Owners will appreciate C-HR's refined engine, its supple chassis that rides and handles well, its premium airy interior - and the bonus of excellent fuel economy," he said.

Low-end torque, quick response and high efficiency are characteristics of the 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that is offered for the first time in a Toyota model in Australia.

Featuring direct injection and advanced combustion and heat-management technologies, the quiet and smooth engine delivers peak torque from just 1,500rpm through to 4,000rpm and maximum power of 85kW.

The manual gearbox, standard on the 2WD C-HR, is engineered with an "intelligent" system that promotes smooth gear changes by automatically adjusting engine revs.

On all other variants, the CVT also offers M-mode for manual access to seven simulated gears, giving a sense of response and control similar to a traditional transmission.

All C-HR variants offer two drive modes, in addition to Normal, that vary throttle response, steering weight and CVT strategies - favouring fuel economy in Eco mode and driving performance in Sport mode.

A strong focus on fuel consumption has resulted in combined-cycle economy from 6.3 litres/100km and CO2 emissions from 141 grams/km^.

CVT-equipped models can also be specified with Toyota's Dynamic Torque Control, an electromagnetic all-wheel-drive system that can direct up to half of the engine's torque to the rear axle.

C-HR is built on a Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform that offers fluent, engaging driving behaviour due to its exceptional rigidity, low centre of gravity and optimised suspension layouts.

Space-efficient MacPherson strut front and double-wishbone rear suspensions, newly developed for C-HR, promote crisp driving with hatchback-like handling and smooth, accurate steering.

TNGA also enabled designers to produce a dynamic-looking car with low roof and bonnet heights without compromising headroom. The platform is constructed so that key components are placed lower in the structure; for example, the turbo engine is mounted low and angled backwards.

Designers adopted sleek coupe styling cues and the raised height of an SUV to develop C-HR's distinctive features, including a steeply sloping roofline, "hidden" rear door handles and body panels that feature complex curves and creases.

C-HR's interior sets new quality and design standards for Toyota with its wrap-around dashboard, soft-touch surfaces and attention to detail that reflect the individuality and style that buyers in this segment are seeking.

A 6.1-inch display audio touch-screen is the centrepiece of the interior, extending proudly from the instrument panel rather than being enclosed by it. As a result, the dashboard is set low, contributing to driver visibility.

Interior space is similar to Corolla, comfortably accommodating four adults and offering 377 litres of luggage space along with a 60/40 split-fold rear seat.

A new "diamond" architecture theme results in faceted gemstone-like shapes evident in the fluid exterior surfaces and elegantly integrated into details such as the shape of switchgear and patterns on the door trim, headliner, speaker grilles and scuff plates.

C-HR offers a high level of standard safety features including a pre-collision safety system, active cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assist and reversing camera.

All variants are equipped with seven airbags, stability and traction control, auto high beam, blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, rain-sensing wipers, front and rear parking sensors and hill-start assist control.

Satellite navigation is paired with Toyota Link** connected mobility and a six-speaker sound system while other C-HR features include dual-zone auto air conditioning, 4.2-inch multi-information display, electronic park brake, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and 17-inch wheels.

C-HR models for Australia are built in Japan.





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* Manufacturer's list prices are provided for media purposes only and do not include statutory charges or other on-road costs.
# Maximum payable for standard scheduled logbook servicing (normal operating conditions) until first of 5 years or 75,000km (whichever occurs first) (up to the first 5 services). Excludes Government & Rental vehicles. Contact your Toyota Dealer or go to for other exclusions, eligibility and full details.
^ Results achieved in test conditions. Actual results may vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition and options/accessories fitted. Fuel consumption data provided for comparison purposes only. Source: ADR 81/02 combined cycle (litres/100km).
** Toyota Link is available on certain vehicle models and grades only. Toyota Australia reserves the right to add, remove or modify applications. Toyota Link services rely on data from the driver's compatible mobile phone and information provided by third parties. Availability is dependent on a number of factors, including the availability of third party information, mobile service, sufficient mobile data allowance and GPS satellite signal reception. Mobile usage is at the user's cost. Further information is provided at

For more information, please contact:

Stephen Coughlan
Product Public Relations Manager
Tel: (02) 9710-3059
Mob: (0434) 442 261

Mike Breen
Manager Public Relations
Tel: (02) 9710 3341
Mob: (0418) 447 064

Beck Angel
Manager Public Affairs
Tel: (03) 9647 4250
Mob: (0421) 271 279

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• Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform
• 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine
• Six-speed manual transmission:
      o Switchable "intelligent" mode
• Pre-collision safety system
• Autonomous emergency braking
• Active cruise control
• Lane departure alert with steering assist
• Sway warning system
• Blind spot monitor
• Rear cross-traffic alert
• Reversing camera
• Seven airbags, including driver's knee airbag
• Vehicle stability and traction control
• Trailer sway control
• Anti-skid brakes
• Hill-start assist control
• Brake assist
• Electronic brake-force distribution
• Brake hold
• Advanced pitching control
• Front (4) and rear (4) parking sensors
• 17-inch alloy wheels
• Halogen projector-type headlamps
• LED daytime running lamps and fog lamps
• Rain-sensing wipers
• Roof-mounted spoiler
• Tailgate lip spoiler
• Satellite navigation#:
      o SUNA Live Traffic*, safety alert, 4WD tracks, unsealed roads
• Dual-zone automatic air-conditioning
• Multimedia:
      o 6.1-inch display audio with six speakers
      o AM/FM radio, CD player, USB and AUX input
      o Bluetooth®^ hands-free, music streaming, message, phone book
      o Speech commands
• Toyota Link** connected mobility:
      o Fuel finder, local search, destination download, Toyota help (all with "drive to" navigation capability)
      o Weather, Pandora®##, travel times
• 4.2-inch colour multi-information display (MID)
• Premium steering wheel with audio, phone, MID and driving switches
• Tilt and telescopic steering column adjustment
• Premium gear-shift knob
• Electronic park brake
• 60/40 split-fold rear seat
• Auto power windows (all doors)
• Flush-mounted rear door handles
• Shark-fin antenna
• Roof-hinged tailgate
• Power folding heated exterior mirrors
• Auto-dimming interior mirror
• Driver and front-passenger sun visors
• Sporty fabric front seats with six-way manual adjustment
• Engine immobiliser
• "C-HR" puddle lamp
• 12V/120W power socket (centre console)
• Aerodynamic underbody panels

• Multidrive S continuously variable transmission:
      o Seven-speed sequential shift
• All-speed active cruise control

C-HR AWD CVT (in addition to FWD CVT features)
• Dynamic torque control part-time AWD system

C-HR KOBA FWD & AWD CVT (in addition to standard C-HR features)
• Smart entry
• Smart start
• LED headlamps
• LED rear combination lamps
• 18-inch machine-finished alloy wheels
• Heated, leather-accented seats
• Power lumbar adjustment (driver's seat)
• Nano-e air purifying
• Side and rear privacy glass
• Illuminated driver and front-passenger sun visors
• Illuminated door trim
• White or black two-tone roof option (with selected exterior colours)

# Current navigation mapping database encompasses major capital and primary national road networks and offers some coverage in regional areas.
* Suna™ GPS Traffic Updates are only available in metropolitan Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney; it operates from information provided by Intelematics Australia and may not cover all road incidents and congestion. See for details.
^ The Bluetooth® word mark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Not all devices will be compatible and functionality varies depending on the device.
** Toyota Link is available on certain vehicle models and grades only. Toyota Link services rely on data from the driver's compatible mobile phone and information provided by third parties. Availability is dependent on a number of factors, including the availability of third party information, mobile service, sufficient mobile data allowance and GPS satellite signal reception. Mobile usage is at the user's cost. Toyota Australia reserves the right to add, remove or modify applications. Further information is provided at
##Pandora®, the Pandora® logo, P, Music Genome ‭Project, Comedy Genome Project, and the "Lights" design are the registered trademarks or ‭trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. and its subsidiaries.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

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The innovative Toyota C-HR introduces an eye-catching exterior design that stands out in its segment and across the automotive world.

C-HR's powerful lower body, raised ground clearance and muscular wheel arches project strength and rigidity.

These qualities are contrasted with an exceptionally sleek coupe-like cabin that helps set the Toyota apart.

C-HR introduces an extroverted "diamond architecture" theme that results in an intricate mixture of sharp lines and smooth curves that signal a more emotional styling direction for the world's leading carmaker.

As a result, the distinctive exterior keeps faith with the widely praised concept studies that were unveiled to wide acclaim at premier European motor shows in 2014 and 2015.

C-HR's exterior benefits from the greater styling freedom inherent in platforms based on Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA).

The C-HR's TNGA platform, designated GA-C, is constructed so that key components are placed lower in the structure, enabling designers to produce a dynamic-looking car with lower roof and bonnet heights.

This was particularly valuable to the C-HR design team as it strove to develop the new SUV's striking, coupe-style upper body.

Importantly, the low roofline does not require compromise in headroom, thanks to the low seating positions made possible by the new platform.

While C-HR looks compact from the outside, it is marginally longer and wider than a Corolla hatch, employing the higher ride height of an SUV and a longer wheelbase.

It is 4,360mm long, 1,795mm wide, 1,565mm high and has a 2,640mm wheelbase.

Key words for the exterior development were Sensual (sculpted, elegant surfaces), Speed (sleek, coupe-like upper body) and Cross (powerful, SUV-like underbody).

Viewed from any angle, the C-HR's combination of gemstone-like shapes, fluid surfaces and elegantly integrated detailing creates a delicate balance of precision and sensuality.

The front represents a further development of Toyota's Under Priority and Keen Look design identity. The slender upper grille flows from the Toyota badge into the sleek, aggressive wing extremities of the headlamp clusters and wraps fully around the front corners of the vehicle.

All C-HR variants are fitted with LED daytime running lamps and fog lamps while Koba variants feature bi-LED headlamps with Toyota's first use of sequential turn indicators - 12 LEDs that illuminate in sequence over just 0.2 seconds.

Side mirrors are electronically adjustable with an auto folding function and can be heated by using the rear-window demister switch. An LED "puddle lamp" illuminates the ground with the C‐HR logo when unlocking the doors.

Pronounced flaring of the wheel arches gives the new SUV a wide and extremely powerful stance, either side of sleek diamond-themed concave surfaces on the doors.

The blacked-out rocker panel and a prominent shoulder axis emphasise the fast-looking, 'lift-up' feel of the body.

The C-HR's coupe-like styling is further enhanced by disguised rear door handles integrated within the C-pillar and the powerful projection of the sweeping roofline into a large, highly aerodynamic, skeletal-frame rear spoiler.

To the rear, the strongly tapered cabin integrates a top-hinged tailgate that gives access to the 377-litre luggage area.

Standing proud of the tapering body work, prominent taillight clusters endow the rear with an equally expressive visual signature. All grades use a single LED for the stop lamp while Koba variants also use LEDs for the indicator and reverse lights.

Australian buyers are being offered a vibrant palette of eight body colours, four of which are new to this market - Atomic Rush (red), Bionic Bronze, Electric Teal and Shadow Platinum (silver).

Unique to Koba is the option of two-tone paint - adding a white roof to bronze, blue, yellow or teal body paint, or a black roof to white, yellow or silver cars.

Underbody panels are designed to reduce turbulence and drag along with air spats in front of the wheel arches and suspension arms that have been shaped to minimise air-flow disturbance.

The roof-mounted spoiler and tailgate lip spoiler reduce drag and improve high-speed stability while the shark-fin antenna and flush-mounted rear door handles offer aerodynamic as well as styling benefits.

The co-efficient of drag is 0.34 for C-HR and 0.35 for Koba variants.

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The interior of Toyota's C-HR reflects the individuality, style and quality that are essential considerations for buyers in the small SUV segment.

In a new styling direction for Toyota, a "sensual tech" concept delivers a tactile and fashionable design in a functional and harmonious interior that prioritises the driver.

A design team from Toyota Motor Europe targeted class-leading sensory quality in the knowledge that C-HR prospects will also have competitors from premium brands on their shopping list.

Team members focused painstakingly on component quality and the consistency of grain, texture, shape, colour and illumination in every element - even the radius of the seat stitching grooves.

They created an interior that offers a contrast between sensual surfacing and crisp lines to deliver a fresh, yet comfortable environment.

C-HR's low, coupe-style roofline does not compromise headroom, thanks to the low-set seating positions made possible by the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform. As a result, C-HR is able to offer the commanding position at the wheel that SUV buyers favour.

Interior space for passengers and luggage is similar to Corolla, meaning C‐HR can comfortably fit four adults in the cabin.

A feature of the warm, welcoming ambience of the airy and expansive cabin is the seamless layered instrument panel that continues through to the door trim with a stylish gloss black panel.

Soft-touch materials on frequently accessed areas - upper door trim, arm rests and areas of the dashboard - create a quality feel.

Major controls and switchgear are oriented towards the driver and within easy reach, including the 6.1-inch display audio touch-screen that brings satellite navigation and Toyota Link* connected mobility functionality to C-HR. The audio system is equipped with six speakers.

The touch-screen extends from the instrument panel rather than being enclosed by it, allowing the upper dashboard to be considerably lower in depth. Along with the positioning of the thin windscreen pillars, this helps driver visibility.

Controls have been grouped together in a logical layout. The left side of the steering wheel features audio and phone controls while on the right are Multi Information Display and safety system controls. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob provide additional comfort. A silver satin finish on the knob exudes a premium look and feel.

Instrument and switch illumination has been carefully fine-tuned to ensure consistency of hue, even on adjacent reflective surfaces of differing tones.

"Cool blue" backlighting for the air-conditioning controls, other switch gear and the instrument cluster is extended in Koba variants to ambient lighting for the front seats, centre-console cupholders and the door trim window switches.

A unique new two-tiered front-seat design combines a slender, sporting upper section with a more strongly bolstered and supportive lower area.

These differences are emphasised by the use of differing tones, textures and patterns within the upholstery - fabric for the standard C-HR and leather-accented for Koba. Rear seats can be folded with a 60/40 split and the front seats in Koba have heaters and power lumbar adjustment.

Standard grade interiors are made up of black and dark grey colours while Koba grade features mocha brown inserts on the dash, doors and central armrest.

A unifying ornamentation strip runs across the width of the instrument panel and into the door trims - in gunmetal grey for the standard C-HR and silver for Koba variants.

Reinforcing the link between interior and exterior design, the diamond theme from the body shell is visible in the door-trim pattern, headliner, speaker grilles, air-conditioning controls, steering wheel switches and even the needles of the driver's analogue instrument dials.

The diamond motif is also visible in the scuff plates and the Koba seat covering.

C‐HR is equipped with a standard 12V/120W auxiliary power outlet within the 4.2-litre centre console storage compartment.

Standard front sun visors with vanity mirrors are illuminated in the Koba grade, which also has tinted privacy glass for the rear windows and luggage area.

*Toyota Link is available on certain vehicle models and grades only. Toyota Australia reserves the right to add, remove or modify applications. Toyota Link services rely on data from the driver's compatible mobile phone and information provided by third parties. Availability is dependent on a number of factors, including the availability of third party information, mobile service, sufficient mobile data allowance and GPS satellite signal reception. Mobile usage is at the user's cost. Further information is provided at

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The Toyota C-HR is equipped with a new 1.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine (1.2T) that delivers low-end torque, quick response and high efficiency.

Offered for the first time in a Toyota model in Australia, the 1.2T adopts advanced technologies that allow the engine to change from the Otto cycle to the Atkinson cycle under low loads.

It features a direct-injection system, vertical vortex high-tumble air-flow intake ports, an exhaust manifold integrated in the cylinder-head and advanced heat management, including a water-cooled turbo and intercooler.

Toyota's VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing with intelligence) system is upgraded to VVT-iW (Wide), which allows even more flexibility in the valve-timing.

Displacing 1,197cm3, the engine delivers maximum power of 85kW from 5,200-5,600rpm and constant peak torque of 185Nm between 1,500 and 4,000rpm.

It can be mated to either an "intelligent" six-speed manual gearbox (2WD) or a continuously variable transmission (CVT) in 2WD or AWD, both of which offer three drive modes - Eco, Normal and Sport.

The top speed is set at 190km/h.

A strong focus on fuel consumption has resulted in combined-cycle fuel economy from 6.3 litres/100km and CO2 emissions from 141g/km*.

Advanced heat management
A high compression ratio of 10:1 is the key to achieving excellent fuel consumption without compromising performance.

Key technologies have been adopted to improve control over the combustion process to avoid the risk of knocking.

Intake ports have been designed to generate a more intense "vertical vortex" flow while the shape of the piston has been optimised to improve in-cylinder turbulence.

As a result, fuel and intake air mix faster, and a more homogeneous mixture is formed, leading to a higher combustion speed.

Advanced heat-management improves fuel economy and also reduces the risk of knocking. The bottom of each piston is cooled by oil-jets and the cooling of the cylinder head is separated from that of the engine block, lowering the temperature in the combustion chamber while keeping the block itself hot enough to reduce friction.

Direct injection helps to dissipate the heat in the combustion chamber. Intake charge air passes through the intercooler, which uses an independent low-temperature cooling circuit.

Low-end torque and quick response
A low-inertia turbocharger, the VVT-iW valve system and the D-4T direct-injection system combine to deliver excellent torque delivery from the lowest engine speeds.

Together with the limited volume intake system, this ensures an immediate response to the accelerator pedal.

The injection system, newly developed for this engine, is compact and allows multiple injections per cycle. The optimised width and reduced length of the fuel spray ensure the quality of the combustion, regardless of the engine regime and load.

From Otto to Atkinson
Toyota's VVT-i system operates on both the intake and the exhaust side, and promotes maximum torque at all engine speeds.

The addition of VVT-iW (intelligent Wide) allows for delayed closing of the intake valve, which means the engine can operate in both the Otto and Atkinson cycles.

The latter is used in extremely low load conditions to shorten the effective compression stroke. The intake valve remains open for a fraction of time after the compression stroke has set in, allowing part of the gas charge to be pushed back into the intake. Pumping losses are reduced, since the pressure on the piston is lower, and also the throttle valve can be opened wider.

Intelligent manual transmission
The intelligent manual transmission fitted to the Toyota C-HR increases the engine revs when downshifting to ensure a smooth gear shift.

The system also works during up-shifts to improve comfort for the driver and passengers by reducing clutch shock.

A smooth start is also ensured and the risk of stalling is almost zero - particularly good news for learner-drivers.

The manual gearbox's first and second gears are short to assist acceleration performance from standstill while fifth and sixth gears are long to promote fuel efficiency.

A preload differential distributes torque evenly to the wheels on both sides of the car to enhance stability, especially when driving on slippery or rough roads.

Continuously variable transmission
The continuously variable transmission has been configured to improve fuel economy by selecting the highest ratio available, taking into account terrain and driving input.

When driving spiritedly, the system will detect the greater throttle input and increase engine revs to allow more rapid acceleration response.

For drivers seeking additional control, M‐mode (manual) can be selected to access seven simulated gears that offer the driver precise control for more responsive acceleration.

hree drive modes
Drivers can choose between Eco, Normal and Sport modes for powertrain logic. Eco mode will vary the throttle pedal sensitivity to favour fuel economy while Sport mode will favour driving performance.

On CVT variants in Sport mode, the CVT transmission has been tuned to simulate gear changes of a conventional automatic under hard acceleration.

* Results achieved in test conditions. Actual results may vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition and options/accessories fitted. Fuel consumption data provided for comparison purposes only. Source: ADR 81/02 combined cycle (litres/100km).

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Toyota's C-HR provides fun-to-drive dynamics through a low centre of gravity, exceptional rigidity and optimised suspension layouts.

These dynamically rewarding benefits are derived from C-HR's Toyota New Global Architecture-based platform (TNGA).

TNGA ensures all of the features of the chassis are designed to obtain an immediate and natural response to the driver's actions.

Dynamic assessments of C-HR were based on chief engineer Hiroyuki Koba's vision that the new vehicle must demonstrate response, linearity and consistency.

"Response" refers to the fact that the car needs to react immediately to any driver input.

"Linearity" means the vehicle must respond precisely in line with the amount of driver input.

"Consistency" relates to how the car reacts in the same predictable way, no matter what the speed or road conditions.

The stylish C-HR is the second production model to use the GA-C platform.

Offering at least 60 per cent greater rigidity than Toyota's previous C-segment platform, the GA-C has been strategically adapted to suit the particular requirements of the C-HR.

This demonstrates how Toyota's development of TNGA has ensured its new platforms have built-in flexibility that allows them to be engineered with ease to suit multiple vehicle types, from hatchbacks to SUVs.

Steering and suspension
C-HR's suspension and linear steering have been designed to deliver remarkable driving precision, ride comfort and composure.

The space-efficient MacPherson strut front suspension, designed specifically for the C-HR, features a strut bearing rotation axis that has been designed to reduce steering friction, allowing smooth and accurate steering.

It delivers hatchback-like roll-rigidity by adopting a large-diameter stabiliser bar.

C-HR's double-wishbone rear suspension contributes significantly to the crisp driving experience while maintaining high levels of ride quality.

The C-HR uses steel ball joints rather than traditional rubber bushings. This provides a high level of twist rigidity, adding to the car's precise and linear handling.

The shock absorber is angled forward, which optimises load path and, along with the overall compact design, ensures maximum luggage space.

All-wheel drive system
C-HR's CVT variants can be equipped with Toyota's Dynamic Torque Control AWD system to provide maximum traction, cornering stability and driver control while also saving fuel.

This compact, lightweight system uses information on vehicle speed, yaw rate and steering and throttle angles to control torque distribution automatically between the front and rear axles.

It saves fuel by driving only the front wheels when the vehicle is cruising, switching to AWD when needed via an electromagnetically controlled coupling in the rear differential housing.

As soon as the driver starts to turn the steering wheel, the system directs 10 per cent of the available torque to the rear wheels. This ensures good response to changes in the steering angle when cornering.

Yaw-rate feedback control is designed to correct understeer and oversteer every six milliseconds through optimal control of the front-rear torque split, up to a maximum of 50-50.

Advanced body control
C-HR uses its front-wheel sensors to monitor bumps and dips in the road, enabling the engine to adjust torque delivery to help make driving smoother.

For example, if the vehicle's nose lifts because of the road surface, the drive force is reduced slightly to counteract this. If the vehicle's nose dips, the drive force is increased slightly to smooth it out.

This results in a better-quality ride and improved tyre grip which, in turn, enhances steering feel.

Low centre of gravity
The basic design of the GA-C platform allows for a low centre of gravity which contributes to an engaging drive and balanced handling, with minimal body roll.

TNGA-based platforms allow engine-bay components to be set low. In the C-HR, this has enabled the engine to be angled slightly rearward, helping designers secure a low bonnet profile while also contributing to the low centre of gravity.

The GA-C platform is able to accommodate a variety of body styles and powertrains without compromising the vehicle's packaging, styling or chassis balance.

High-rigidity for rewarding dynamics and ride comfort
The GA-C platform combines with the C-HR's highly rigid body to provide excellent responsiveness that is consistent and linear to the driver's inputs.

The essential quality of the dynamic handling contributes to ride comfort by removing the need for stiffer suspension settings to achieve the desired level of performance.

Safety performance
Superior safety performance is inherent in TNGA, with priority given to achieving the highest standards of active and passive safety.

Toyota's new platforms and vehicle designs target the exacting standards set by the world's leading independent crash test programs, supported by the advanced performance of the safety functions and systems in the new C-HR.

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Toyota's new C-HR is fitted with advanced safety technologies that reduce the risk of a collision and deliver additional benefits to make life easier for the driver while helping to reduce fatigue.

The technologies include a pre-collision system with autonomous emergency braking, active cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beam.

A blind-spot monitor* and rear cross-traffic alert* support safer driving by giving the driver real-time information about the area immediately around the car.

C-HR is also fitted as standard with hill‐start assist control, trailer sway control, a brake hold function, vehicle stability control, traction control, anti-skid brakes, brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution.

Other standard equipment includes a reversing camera, seven airbags, eight parking sensors (four front, four rear) and rain-sensing wipers.

Occupants are further protected by C-HR's highly rigid chassis and body structure

Pre-collision system*
At speed ranges of between 10km/h and the vehicle's top speed this system uses a windscreen-mounted camera and millimetre-wave radar sensor to detect vehicles on the road ahead.

If it calculates a risk of a collision, it automatically warns the driver with a buzzer and alert in the multi-information display.

At the same time, the Pre-Collision Brake Assist engages to provide extra braking force when the brake pedal is pressed. If the system determines that the possibility of a frontal collision with a vehicle is extremely high, the brakes are automatically applied to help avoid the collision or help reduce the impact of the collision.

Active Cruise Control (ACC)*
ACC uses the same millimetre-wave radar as the pre-collision system to maintain a set distance from the vehicle ahead. In CVT variants, the system will slow the car to a standstill if necessary and accelerate smoothly back to the pre-selected cruising speed once the way is clear. In manual-transmission C-HR, the system works at speeds above 40km/h and automatically disables itself if vehicle speed falls below 40km/h to prevent the vehicle stalling.

Lane Departure Alert (LDA)*
LDA uses the camera on the windscreen to track the vehicle's course between lane markings on the road surface.

If it judges that the Toyota C-HR is about to move out of its lane without the turn indicator being used, the system sounds a buzzer and lights up a warning on the multi-information display.

If the vehicle is still moving outside the lane, it will apply light steering force to help the driver bring the vehicle back on course.

The technology includes a Sway Warning System that detects movements within the lane that indicate a fatigued driver. The system will warn the driver through the multi-information display and buzzer and suggest the driver takes a rest from driving. The sensitivity of this function can be adjusted.

Automatic High Beam (AHB)*
AHB uses the windscreen-mounted camera to recognise the lights of oncoming vehicles or traffic ahead, automatically switching the headlights to low beam to avoid dazzling other road users. It returns the headlights to high beam as soon as the road is clear to provide maximum night-time illumination and driver field of vision.

Blind-spot Monitor (BSM)*
BSM uses radar sensors mounted on the rear corners of the vehicle to detect nearby vehicles in adjacent lanes as they move into the driver's blind spot. The driver is alerted to their presence by LED warning indicators in the door mirror on the appropriate side of the car. The LED indicators will remain illuminated for as long as the vehicle remains in the blind spot. If the driver operates the turn indicators, intending to move into the path of the other vehicle, the LEDs will flash rapidly to draw further attention to the potential hazard.

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)*
RCTA uses the same radars as the BSM to monitor approaching traffic from either side as the vehicle is reversed out of a parking space, and warns the driver if any vehicles are detected.

Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)*
HAC prevents vehicle rollback when on steep inclines by applying the brakes and holding them for approximately two seconds. This allows easier take-off by providing more time for the driver's foot to move from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal.

Trailer Sway Control (TSC)*
TSC controls trailer sway caused by crosswinds, road undulations or the driver's steering operation when towing. It brakes and controls engine output to prevent swaying movements from becoming too large.

Brake Hold
This function maintains brake pressure at all four wheels after the vehicle has been stopped using the brakes. It does not require the driver's foot to remain on the brakes.

It is operated by pressing a button next to the electronic park brake. Rear brake lamps will activate when brake hold is active. It is automatically disabled once the driver uses the accelerator.

* Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision Safety System, Active Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beam, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Hill-start Assist Control and Trailer Sway Control are driver assist features only and should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices. Driver remains responsible at all times for safe driving.

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Toyota's all-new C-HR adopts human-focused technology and features that make life easier and more pleasant for the driver and passengers.

High-grade Koba variants offer an air-conditioning system that is enhanced with nanoe (pronounced "nano-e") technology to counter dry cabin air.

All C-HR variants are equipped with a comprehensive multi-information display (MID) that introduces animated transitions between screens for a seamless user experience.

New seats, developed in tandem with the C-HR's TNGA-based platform (Toyota New Global Architecture), offer exceptional comfort and body-holding.

An auto dimming electro-chromatic rear-view mirror provides automatic tinting to reduce the glare of headlights from trailing vehicles while the C-HR interior abounds with convenient storage spaces.

Comfort and convenience details
Nanoe technology, incorporated on high-grade Koba variants, moisturises cabin air and neutralises odours, bacteria and allergens.

The system is designed to be gentle on occupants' skin and hair by adding moisture to microscopic particles (ions) sent into the cabin.

Developed by Toyota in co-operation with Panasonic, it modifies the air that enters through the passenger-side air vent.

It reduces dehydration by coating negatively charged microscopic nanoe ions with approximately 1,000 times higher water content than regular air ions via a pelter generator.

Both grades of C‐HR feature automatic dual-zone air-conditioning.

C-HR's MID conveys information through a full-colour 4.2-inch screen nestled between the speedometer and tachometer dials in the instrument binnacle.

Controlled by switches on the steering wheel, the MID screen can be configured to display relevant information through an intuitive menu system.

MID screens include odometer and trip meters, instant and average speed and fuel consumption, a lateral-G meter (2WD) and a G-force meter (AWD).

The system also provides a range of optional settings for the vehicle's driving parameters, such as Sport and Eco mode controls, as well as adjustment settings for safety systems.

C-HR's TNGA-based front seats offer exceptional comfort for long journeys and have been sculpted to provide additional side bolstering that securely holds passengers during spirited driving.

The seats feature manual adjustment - six-way for the driver and four-way for the passenger. Koba grade features an electronically adjustable lumbar support for the driver.

C-HR's ample storage spaces include a seven-litre glovebox capable of holding a 1.5-litre bottle. The centre console is equipped with front and rear cupholders (each can hold a 500ml bottle), a tray for storing a smartphone or music devices and a 4.2-litre console box.

In the luggage area, the interior trim on both sides of the car incorporates storage compartments, ensuring a flat cargo floor for maximum space and convenience.

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Toyota C-HR takes vehicle customising to a whole new level with an extensive range of highlighted body garnishes, centre wheel caps and mirror covers that can be updated for enhanced personalisation.

The garnishes can be applied to the side sill, the front valance, around the fog lamps and across the rear tailgate, providing distinctive highlights to the entire vehicle.

There is also a selection of eight accessory alloy wheel designs in 17 and 18-inch diameters with a multiplicity of colours and finishes.

More than any other car in Toyota's range, the new Toyota C-HR provides a 'blank canvas' for Toyota C-HR owners to express their individuality.

All are available in five colours - white, grey, red, dark brown and lime green - and there is no restriction on mixing and matching each component.

Toyota Australia's executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb said Toyota had gone all out to put the C-HR at the forefront of greater customisation and personalisation.

"This vehicle is built for customising," he said.

"Its distinctive looks cry out for owners to personalise it in their own self-image.

"The accessories enhance C-HR's youthful and sporty aesthetic."

C-HR's accessory alloy wheels have a selection of finishes ranging through Dynamic Matte Black, Machined Matte Black, Matte Black, Machined Anthracite and Glossy Silver to Silver Alloy.

"It's quite possible a proud owner could use wheel design changes as a means of refreshing their car from time to time," Mr Cramb said.

All wheel designs have been tested to Toyota's renowned strength and durability standards.

They can be protected by Genuine Accessory alloy wheel lock-nuts.

A range of over 60 Toyota Genuine Accessory items continue the customising experience.

It includes aerodynamic, cosmetic, protective and security features, as well as a towing hitch, tow bar and trailer wiring harness which is sold separately.

Roof cross-bars facilitate the installation of carriers for bicycles, kayaks or skis and snowboards.

C-HR's exterior body accessories include front, rear and side skirts and under-runs.

Exterior accessories designed to protect the owner's investment include bonnet protector, neoprene rear-bumper folding scuff guard, the choice of stainless steel or plastic rear-bumper protection plate, door-handle protection film and mudguards.

Also available are Genuine Accessory slimline weather shields for the side windows that are designed to integrate seamlessly with C-HR's advanced styling and aerodynamic contours.

User-friendly interior appearance and protective features include a boot protector, carpet floor mats and all-weather rubber floor mats.

All Toyota Genuine Accessories purchased and fitted on a Toyota are warranted for the remainder of the new-vehicle warranty or 12 months, whichever is greater*.

*All Toyota Genuine Accessories purchased and fitted to a Toyota are warranted for the remainder of the New Vehicle Warranty or 12 months, whichever is greater. Toyota Genuine Accessories purchased from an authorised Toyota Dealer over the counter are warranted from the date of purchase for one year. Conditions apply. The Toyota Genuine Accessories Warranty does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

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Engine code 8NR-FTS
Type 4 in-line cylinders
Valve mechanism DOHC 16-valve with Dual VVT-iW
Fuel system Direct injection
Turbocharger Single scroll, water-cooled
Displacement (cm3) 1,197
Bore x stroke (mm) 71.5 x 74.5
Compression ratio (:1) 10.0
Max. power (kW @ rpm) 85 @ 5,200-5,600
Max. torque (Nm @ rpm) 185 @ 1,500-4,000
Emissions level Euro 6 compliant
Fuel type 95 RON unleaded petrol or higher
Type Manual Mutidrive S CVT Multidrive S CVT
Gear ratios (:1)    
1st 3.727 From 2.480 to 0.396 From 2.480 to 0.396
2nd 2.045
3rd 1.310
4th 0.971
5th 0.764
6th 0.619
Reverse 3.333 From 2.604 to 1.680 From 2.604 to 1.680
Differential gear ratio (:1) 4.538 5.698 5.698 / 2.277
FUEL CONSUMPTION (litres/100km)* FWD Manual FWD Multidrive S AWD Multidrive S
Combined 6.3 6.4 6.5
Urban 7.7 7.9 8
Extra-urban 5.4 5.5 5.6
Fuel tank capacity (litres) 50
CO2 EMISSIONS (g/km)# FWD Manual FWD Multidrive S AWD Multidrive S
Combined 141 144 148
Driven wheels FWD AWD
AWD system Dynamic Torque Control part-time AWD
Suspension Independent
Front suspension MacPherson strut
Stabiliser bar diameter (mm) 26.5
Rear suspension Double wishbone with coil spring
Stabiliser bar diameter (mm) 24.2
Steering Rack & pinion, electric power steering
Overall ratio (:1) C-HR 13.7; Koba 13.5
Lock to lock (turns) 2.76
Min. turning circle tyre/body (m) 10.4
Front (mm) Ventilated discs (298.5)
Rear (mm) Solid discs (281)
Parking brake Lever type on rear brakes, electronic
Wheels and tyres  
C-HR / C-HR Koba 215/60 R17 96H / 225/50 R18 95V
Spare Temporary spare tyre
Overall length 4,360
Overall width 1,795
Overall height 1,565
Wheelbase 2,640
Tread front (C-HR/C-HR Koba) 1,550/1,540
Tread rear (C-HR/C-HR Koba) 1,550/1,540
Front overhang 905
Rear overhang 815
Cd Drag Coefficient C-HR 0.34; Koba 0.35
Capacity (litres) 377
Length 1,800
Width 1,455
Height 1,210
WEIGHT (kg) FWD manual 1.2T FWD Multidrive S 1.2T AWD Multidrive S
Kerb weight min/max 1,375/1,425 1,385/1,440 1,460/1,510
Gross weight 1,845 1,865 1,930
Towing capacity unbraked/braked (kg)^ 720/1100 600/600 600/600
Warranty** 3 years, 100,000km
Service intervals 12 months/15,000km

* Achieved in test conditions. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition and options/accessories fitted. Fuel consumption data provided for comparison purposes only. Source: ADR81/02.
# Emissions vary depending on driving conditions / style, vehicle conditions and options / accessories.
^ Towing capacity is subject to regulatory requirements, towbar and vehicle design and towing equipment limitations.
** New Vehicle Warranty expires 3 years from date of first delivery or 100,000 kms, whichever occurs first. Refer to warranty conditions. This warranty does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

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