New Toyota C-HR, the anti-conformist SUV 4

Faced with the classicism of certain rivals, the Toyota C-HR plays futuristic machines. The Japanese crossover can also count on hybrid mechanics that are both powerful and fuel efficient. A simply unique proposition on the market!

Cut like a concept car

Impossible not to notice the Toyota C-HR Hybrid as it walks down the street. In a market saturated with family SUVs of all sizes, this new challenger stands out above all for its particularly daring style. Do you think it looks like a concept car? This was clearly the goal of the designers of the Japanese manufacturer. Faced with the timid approach of some competitors, the aggressive bias of the Toyota C-HR Hybrid denotes. Its name also announces the color: “High Rider Coupé” perfectly describes this machine with its elusive profile and high seat.

Cozy inside

Fortunately, its daring bodywork does not prevent it from being welcoming. The interior environment is hardly less futuristic than its exterior design, with few buttons on board and a generously sized on-board computer screen, which centralizes all the main functions. Compatible with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, this on-board computer complies with the essential rules of smartphone connectivity and benefits from a fast interface. The rear passengers will not suffer on long journeys and the trunk will be more than enough to carry enough to go on vacation.

Full of technology

With such a futuristic physique, the Toyota C-HR Hybrid must also present a high level of on-board technology. In addition to adaptive cruise control, an item of equipment that we can no longer do without in traffic jams, the car has front lights whose LEDs automatically adapt to traffic. The blind spot warning system, the reversing camera and even the automatic parking aid are also part of the equipment of this ultra-modern family crossover.

Cutting-edge hybridization

But the secret boot of the new Toyota C-HR Hybrid is hidden under the hood: like the very last Toyota Corolla, the SUV receives a hybrid engine more powerful than ever, with a four-cylinder gasoline engine combined with an 80 kW electric unit. With a total power of 184 horsepower, this powertrain produces acceleration worthy of some sports (0 to 100 km / h in 8.2 seconds). But it sacrifices nothing to the essential qualities of Toyota’s hybrid powertrains, known for their unbeatable convenience in the city. Often operating in 100% electric mode without noise during low-speed relaunching, the Toyota C-HR Hybrid does not suffer from jolts in traffic jams and displays a relaxing serenity (in addition to lower consumption than that of ‘a classic heat engine in urban conditions).

A real temperament

However, you have to get out of town to experience another quality of this powerful powertrain: even on a country road, you won’t get bored behind the wheel if you decide to step up the pace. The Japanese automaker, which is now careful to design cars that are attractive to drive, has done a good job of developing the Toyota C-HR Hybrid. With its fast transmission, its well-kept chassis, its biting front end and its playful dynamic behavior, it does not mind making turns and even does it with remarkable agility. What progress since Toyota’s first hybrids!

No penalty

Despite the power of its engine, the C-HR Hybrid escapes any ecological penalty thanks to this well-established technology. It claims indeed only 119 g / km of CO2, a figure which illustrates the frugality of this engine approved at only 5.3 liters / 100 km in mixed use. With its base price of 34,000 €, this Toyota C-HR Hybrid 184 horsepower also displays a reasonable addition compared to what is done elsewhere.

Despite the power of its engine, the Toyota C-HR Hybrid escapes any ecological penalty thanks to this well-established technology. It claims indeed only 119 g / km of CO2, a figure which illustrates the frugality of this engine approved at only 5.3 liters / 100 km in mixed use. With its base price of 34,000 €, this C-HR 184 horsepower also displays a reasonable addition compared to what is done elsewhere. Bigger, the classic family models on the market all cost more with the same engine. Smaller and less powerful, models with a more urban vocation also require a slightly higher addition when looking at the hybrid versions. In short, this offbeat style SUV, which has no real direct competitor, really has everything to make you want to bet on originality.