The Funky Toyota C-HR coming to Australia in 2017

"daring styling" is an understatement

The Geneva motor show is home to some of the sexiest vehicle announcements of them all, and Toyota is part of that with something they themselves are calling “daringly styled” – the C-HR SUV and it’s coming to Australia in 2017.

The compact SUV market is Australia’s fastest growing new-car segment, so Toyota need to be there and this new SUV the C-HR will arrive in Aussie dealerships in 2017.


“Daring” “Eye Catching” whatever you think, it’s certainly one that stands out – I actually think it looks great, a million miles up from some other recent Toyota designs that’s for sure (*Cough: Mirai).

It packs a 1.2 litre turbo engine and that should throw out 85kW power at 185Nm of torque.

In Australia the five-door C-HR will come in both two wheel and four-wheel drive with the option of a six-speed manual or CVT Auto transmission.


To put it in perspective, it’s just a touch wider and longer than a Corolla hatch so you get that added height over the wheel.

Length 4350mm
Width 1795mm
Height 1550mm
Wheelbase 2640mm


Designation 8NR-FTS
Displacement 1,196cc
Bore/stroke ratio 71.5×74.5mm
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Maximum output 85kW/5,200-5,600rpm
Maximum torque 185Nm/1,500-4,000rpm




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  • Bnewn
    3 March 2016 at 9:21 pm
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    Really like it, hope it’s under $40,000

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