Toyota C-HR

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Toyota C-HR (AX10/AX50)
2017 Toyota C-HR (NGX10R) Koba 2WD hatchback (2018-08-06) 01.jpg
2017 Toyota C-HR Koba (NGX10; pre-facelift, Australia)
Also calledToyota IZOA (FAW Toyota; China)[1]
ProductionNovember 2016 – present
Model years2018–present (North America)
DesignerKazuhiko Isawa (chief designer)[2]
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
PlatformTNGA: GA-C[3]
Electric motor150 kW (201 hp; 204 PS) 4KM synchronous (C-HR/IZOA EV)
  • 1.2L:6-speed manual (EG60)
  • 1.2L&1.8L:7-speed simulated CVT (K313)
  • 1.8L&2.0L:eCVT (hybrid)
  • 2.0L:Direct Shift- CVT (K120)
Hybrid drivetrainPower-split hybrid (C-HR Hybrid)
Plug-in charging6.6 kW AC, 50 kW DC (C-HR/IZOA EV)
Wheelbase2,640 mm (103.9 in)
Length4,360–4,385 mm (171.7–172.6 in)
Width1,795 mm (70.7 in)
Height1,565 mm (61.6 in)
Curb weight1,380–1,460 kg (3,042–3,219 lb)

The Toyota C-HR (Japanese: トヨタ C-HR, Hepburn: Toyota Shīeichiāru) is a subcompact crossover SUV produced by Toyota. The development of the car began in 2013, led by Toyota chief engineer Hiroyuki Koba.[2] The production version of the C-HR was unveiled at the March 2016 Geneva Motor Show and started production in November 2016. It was launched in Japan on 14 December 2016.[4] It went on sale in Europe, Australia, South Africa and North America in early 2017, and in Southeast Asia, China and Taiwan in 2018. The name C-HR can stand for either Compact High Rider,[4] Cross Hatch Run–about[4] or Coupe High Rider.[5]

Initial production was in Japan and Turkey. The 2018–2020 model year North American-spec C-HR are 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 FWD models are available with both engines, while the only motor for the AWD models is 1.2-litre turbo. Model grades are S, S-LED, G, S-T and G-T. Models S, S-LED, G are powered with a 1.2-litre turbo engine, while other models by a 1.8-litre Hybrid. LED Package is exclusive for the G and S-LED packages.


The Thai-built C-HR with 1.8-litre 2ZR-FBE or 2ZR-FE 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, and went on sale on April 22, 2019.

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 FWD model in Active and Luxury grades. Buyers in Taiwan can choose the FWD and AWD models.

For the Chinese market, the C-HR is sold by GAC Toyota, while its twin model sold by FAW Toyota is called the IZOA (Chinese: 奕泽; pinyin: Yìzé). The IZOA features a front bumper grille with horizontal lines instead of mesh on the C-HR. Both the C-HR and IZOA were revealed at the Auto Guangzhou in November 2017 and went on sale in April 2018. The electric vehicle (EV) variant of both the C-HR and IZOA were unveiled at the 18th Auto Shanghai on April 16, 2019 as the first battery electric vehicle in Toyota's upcoming lineup.[7]

The C-HR EV went on sale in China in April 2020. The electric motor produces 150 kW (201 hp; 204 PS) and 300 N⋅m (220 lb⋅ft) of torque. The 54.3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is claimed to deliver a range of up to 400 km (248 mi) as per NEDC.[8]

In late 2020, the comparatively expensive (being a fully imported model from Thailand) C-HR was discontinued in Malaysia, leading to declining sales. It was replaced by the new Corolla Cross, launched in late March 2021.[9]


Similar to Japan, the C-HR for Europe can be purchased with either 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol, a 1.8-litre Hybrid or with 2.0-liter Hybrid. 6-speed manual transmission is only installed in the front-wheel-drive 1.2-litre turbo; the sole gearbox for the 1.2-litre turbo AWD and the Hybrid is a 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. In Romania there are C-enter, C-ult Style and C-lassy. They are basically similar cars with different standard or optional equipment.


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 manual transmission as a FWD only, automatic transmission models may be FWD or AWD. The high level Koba model is available in both FWD and AWD variants. The gearbox for the base model is a choice of 6-speed manual transmission 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 and start system.[10]

North America[edit]

Unique for the North American C-HR is the bigger 2.0-litre 3ZR-FAE naturally aspirated petrol engine which is matched to a CVT gearbox. In North America, it was originally planned to be sold as a Scion before that marque was discontinued.[11][12] The 2018 model year was only available in either the XLE or XLE Premium model.[13] For the 2019 model year, the C-HR is available in LE, XLE, XLE Premium or Limited models.[14]


The facelifted C-HR was unveiled in Europe, Australia and North America on 1 October 2019. Along with a new hybrid engine for Europe, it received updated exterior styling including new color options. Android Auto is now standard with a slight increase in price overall.[15][16] Sales of the facelifted C-HR began in Japan on 18 October 2019, along with the GR Sport variant of the model.




2018 Toyota CH-R
(7 airbags)
ASEAN NCAP scores[17]
Overall stars 5/5 stars
Adult occupant 35.80/36.00
Child occupant 40.89/49.00
Safety assist 14.92/18.00


Calendar Year Europe[18] US[19] Japan China (C-HR)[20] China (IZOA)[21] Thailand
2016 7,123
2017 108,170 25,755 117,299[22]
2018 131,348 49,642 76,756[23] 22,720 29,080 15,930[24]
2019 119,786 48,930 55,677[25] 59,461 52,989
2020 101,252 42,936 33,676[26] 55,246 45,554 3,381[27]


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