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New 2020 Toyota C-HR self-charging hybrid model

The new C-HR will be offered as a purely self-charging hybrid model when it arrives here next month (mid-November). Prices start from €30,650.

Toyota says there will be a choice of hybrid engines, new design enhancements and further connectivity capabilities.

The new Toyota C-HR remains true to its iconic visual identity and the coupe-like lines create a bold style that continues to stand out. Both front and rear have received detailed attention bringing refinement to this iconic vehicle, while a painted lower lip reinforces the dynamic figure with a strong, wide and elevated stance.

Head- and tail-lights are upgraded to premium LED technology, with the daytime running lights (DRLs) and indicators combined into one frontal projector emitting a single smooth line above the main beam. At the rear, the new combi lamps are connected by a gloss black spoiler creating a single clean shape.

Joining the improved 122hp 1.8 litre hybrid, the new Toyota C-HR features the introduction of the 2.0 litre ‘Hybrid Dynamic Force’ powertrain. Generating 184 hp, Toyota says that this system blends enhanced driving performance with high efficiency.

It adds: And like all self-charging hybrids, the C-HR has extremely low output of Nitrogen Oxide (NOX) from just 3.6mg/km. This is in comparison to the average NOX emissions of diesels of 43mg/km, which means that hybrids continue to significantly contribute to cleaner air for everyone.

Toyota Ireland says that dynamic upgrades include a modified EPS tuning for improved steering feel. The 2.0l hybrid even benefits from a new suspension design that improves ride comfort whilst retaining the Toyota C-HR’s excellent handling capabilities. All variants also feature an upgraded Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH) pack to further reduce cabin noise.

The new C-HR debuts a new multimedia system that upgrades Toyota’s connectivity offer. This system now allows full smartphone integration and supports even the latest versions of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also supports ‘over the air’ map updates to allow customers to seamlessly drive with the latest versions of Irish road maps.

Steve Tormey Toyota Ireland CEO told us: “The Toyota C-HR led the charge of the latest hybrid models with its debut in 2016, with striking design, a bold and premium interior and excellent fuel efficiency. The latest model continues this journey; its design enhancements, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ connectivity and 2.0L hybrid engine allow the customer even more choice. Given the consumer demand for hybrid we will only be bringing the C-HR into Ireland as a self-charging hybrid. With lower CO2 emissions and lower NOX emissions, it’s the right choice for the environment and air quality for everyone.”

Toyota says that the new C-HR is available to order now and will be in dealerships from mid-November 2019.