Toyota C-HR

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Toyota C-HR (AX10)
2017 Toyota C-HR (NGX10R) Koba 2WD hatchback (2018-08-06) 01.jpg
2017 Toyota C-HR Koba (NGX10R, Australia)
Also calledToyota IZOA (China, FAW-Toyota)[1]
ProductionNovember 2016 – present
Model years
  • 2017–present (Japan, Europe)
  • 2018–present (Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific)
  • Hiroyuki Koba (chief engineer, 2013)[2]
  • Kazuhiko Isawa (chief designer)[2]
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
PlatformTNGA: GA-C[3]
RelatedLexus UX
Wheelbase2,640 mm (103.9 in)
Length4,360 mm (171.7 in)
Width1,795 mm (70.7 in)
Height1,565 mm (61.6 in)

The Toyota C-HR (Japanese: トヨタ C-HR, Hepburn: Toyota Shīeichiāru) is a subcompact crossover SUV produced by Toyota. The production version of the C-HR was unveiled at the March 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The North American production version was also unveiled at the November 2016 LA Auto Show. The production of the C-HR started in November 2016. It was launched in Japan on 14 December 2016,[4] and it went on sale in Europe, Australia and North America in early 2017. It succeeds the XA30 RAV4 in Japan. The name C-HR stands for Compact High Rider,[4] Cross Hatch Run–about[4] or Coupé High–Rider.[5]

Initial production was in Japan and Turkey. The North American-spec C-HR is imported from Turkey.[6]

Concept model[edit]

Production model[edit]


In Japan, the C-HR is sold at all Toyota dealership sales channels (Toyota Store, Toyopet Store, Corolla Store and Netz). The Japanese market C-HR is powered by either 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine, or 1.8-litre Hybrid. The 2WD models are available with both engines, while the only motor for the 4WD models is 1.2-litre turbo. Model grades are 1.8 S, 1.8 G, 1.2 S-T, and 1.2 G-T. LED Package is exclusive for the Hybrid models.


The Thai-built C-HR with 1.8-litre 2ZR-FBE engine is sold in certain Asian countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. The ASEAN production version was unveiled in Thailand on November 30, 2017 at the 34th Thailand International Motor Expo. For the Indonesian market, the C-HR was launched on April 10, 2018. The Hybrid version was also displayed in Indonesia at the 2017 and 2018 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Shows.

In Brunei, the C-HR is offered in the mid and high grade models with petrol engine, and a Hybrid model.

For Singapore and Taiwan, the C-HR is only offered with 1.2-litre 8NR-FTS petrol engine. Singapore only gets the 2WD model in Active and Luxury grades. Buyers in Taiwan can choose the 2WD and 4WD models.


Interior (UK)

Similar to Japan, the C-HR for Europe can be purchased with either 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol, or 1.8-litre Hybrid. 6 speed manual transmission is only installed in the front wheel drive 1.2 turbo. The sole gearbox for the 1.2 turbo AWD and Hybrid is automatic CVT.

Trim levels vary across countries. In the UK, they are Icon, Design, Excel, and Dynamic. For the French market there are even more marketing name variations such as Active, Dynamic, Edition, Graphic, Distinctive, and Collection. They are basically similar cars with different standard or optional equipment.


2018 Toyota C-HR Koba AWD (NGX50, Australia)

For the Australian market, the C-HR is only offered with the 1.2-litre, 8NR-FTS turbo motor. The base model is available in 2WD only. The high level Koba model is available in both 2WD and AWD variants. The gearbox for the base model is a choice of 6-speed manual, or CVT with 7-speed simulated gear. The Koba comes with CVT only, and is equipped with LED headlights, leather seats, heated front seats, and Smart entry & start system. [7]

North America[edit]

Unique for the North American C-HR is the bigger 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine dubbed Dynamic Force which was matched to a CVT gearbox. In North America, it was originally planned to be sold as a Scion before that marque was discontinued.[8][9] The 2018 model year was only available in either the XLE or XLE Premium model.[10] For the 2019 model year, the C-HR is available in LE, XLE, or Limited models.[11]


Calendar Year Europe US Thailand
2016 7,123[12] 0[13]
2017 108,170[12] 25,755[13]
2018 49,642[13] 15,930[14]


  1. ^ "FAW-Toyota IZOA to hit China market in June". Gasgoo. China. 2018-02-23. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  2. ^ a b "Toyota C-HR – First Reveal of New Crossover's Sophisticated Interior Design" (Press release). Europe: Toyota. 2016-06-28. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  3. ^ Ogbac, Stefan (2016-03-08). "Report: Toyota C-HR moved to TNGA platform midway through development". Motor Trend. US. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  4. ^ a b c "Toyota Launches the New C-HR" (Press release). Toyota Global Newsroom. 2016-12-14. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
  5. ^ Wendler, Andrew (March 2017). "Toyota C-HR Reviews - Toyota C-HR Price, Photos, and Specs". Car and Driver. US. Retrieved 2017-01-20.
  6. ^ Aytekin, Akin (2016-11-09). "Toyota begins production of C-HR in Turkey for export to Europe, U.S." Automotive News. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
  7. ^ Charlwood, Sam (2017-02-23). "Toyota C-HR priced from $27K". Motoring. Australia. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  8. ^ Woodyard, Chris (2015-11-19). "Scion goes edgy with C-HR concept SUV". USA Today. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  9. ^ "Toyota's C-HR to Debut in Production Form Next Month at Detroit Auto Show". Car and Driver. US. 2015-12-23. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  10. ^ "2018 Toyota C-HR | Color outside the lines". US: Toyota. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  11. ^ "2019 Toyota C-HR | Stand out for all the right reasons". US: Toyota. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  12. ^ a b "Toyota C-HR European sales figures". CarSalesBase. The Netherlands. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  13. ^ a b c "Toyota C-HR US car sales figures". CarSalesBase. The Netherlands. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  14. ^ "2018 Thailand B-SUV sales report". Thailand. Retrieved 2019-03-07.

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