The Toyota C-HR is equipped with an engine range designed to deliver exactly the fluent, engaging driving behaviour its customers are looking for. This is most powerfully expressed by the segment-unique, range-topping, full hybrid version, the intrinsic characteristics of which guarantee a smooth ride.
You will be able to choose between two powertrains. The base model comes with a 1.2-litre turbocharged four petrol, which debuted in the Auris range last year, producing 114hp (116PS) and 185Nm (136 lb-ft) of peak torque that can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a Continuously Variable Transmission, the former exclusively with front-wheel drive, and the latter, optionally with all-wheel drive. This unit generates CO2 emission from 128 g/km and returns a combined fuel consumption of 49.6mpg.
Fitted with the latest-generation hybrid power plant, the C-HR generates CO2 emissions from as low as 85g/km, a figure unrivalled within its segment. The official combined cycle fuel consumption figure is from 76.3mpg.
The 120bhp (90kW) hybrid powertrain is not only more efficient and lighter than Toyota’s previous generation system, but also offers sharper performance. Detailed design changes to the engine have resulted in a thermal efficiency of 40 per cent, world-beating performance for a petrol unit.
Other hybrid system components have been made lighter and smaller, and have been repositioned for improved packaging, contributing to the car’s low centre of gravity.