• Head-turning looks tailored for the lifestyles of today’s trendy, sophisticated, and demanding consumers
• Responsive driving dynamics and environmentally-friendly hybrid electric technology set to establish a new direction for Compact-SUV’s
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2020: Changing the rules of the compact SUV game in one bold stroke, Al- Futtaim Toyota today launched the all-new Toyota C-HR in the UAE. The innovative compact SUV combines daring design with a responsive drive and class-leading eco-friendly technology to bring the future of the compact SUV segment to customers.
The cutting-edge 2020 Toyota C-HR stands out in the most hotly contested segment on the market as the only hybrid in class, with a sophisticated design and bold styling accompanied by technical innovation. As a completely fresh ‘clean-sheet’ design the C-HR points towards a daring and progressive future at Toyota, and represents its core development philosophy to its fullest. The Toyota development team’s bold vision is brought to life in a head-turning vehicle that pairs a coupe-like upper body with the powerful underpinnings of an SUV for enhanced driving pleasure. In short, the DNA of the new C-HR is all about innovation, dynamism and progressiveness.
The all-new C-HR Hybrid-Electric Vehicle (HEV) also reflects Al-Futtaim Toyota’s long-standing drive for sustainability. Al-Futtaim Toyota has pioneered the power of innovation to emerge as a leader in providing the UAE with environmentally friendly automotive lineup. Offering the lowest fuel consumption value in its category at 23.9 km/L, the class-leading C-HR enables customers to contribute to a greener future while enjoying the increased driving satisfaction provided by its advanced technologies. The new model also offers exceptional cabin quietness and smooth power delivery, especially when accelerating from a stand-still.
Saud Abbasi, Managing Director at Al-Futtaim Toyota said, “When it was first shown to the public as a concept car, the C-HR wowed onlookers with its avant-garde physique. Toyota designers translated the concept’s form to a production-ready vehicle while maintaining all the glamour of the show car. We are confident this car will wow our customers here in the UAE with its innovation, style and technology.
The all-new C-HR is built on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, which guarantees a more rewarding driving experience. A low center of gravity and double-wishbone rear suspension contribute to outstanding stability and handling with exceptional ride comfort. The vehicle comes with a 1.8-liter VVT-i full-hybrid powertrain and automatic CVT transmission, meeting all the requirements of daily commutes and weekend leisure journeys while offering peace of mind through its comprehensive array of safety features.
Viewed from any angle, the combination of faceted gemstone-like shapes and fluid surfaces of the 2020 Toyota C-HR creates a delicate balance of precision and elegance. The front of the vehicle represents a further evolution of Toyota’s Under Priority and Keen Look design identity. Character lines have been executed with a gentle touch, and the front face features a body-colored lower lip, creating a refined appearance.
The Daytime Running Lights (DRL) form a singular illuminated element located above the main beam projectors, while the indicator lights are fully integrated within the same unit. The position of the front fog lights at the extreme edges of the lower bumper allows for a very wide lower air intake, underlining the car’s powerful stance. Equipped with LED lamp technology, the rear light clusters stand proud of the bodywork and are connected by a sleek, glossy spoiler, giving the back view of the 2020 Toyota C-HR an expressive visual signature.
The all-new C-HR’s airy and high-quality interior is designed to delight the most discerning of customers. Exuding a genuine sense of style and refinement, the cabin offers an elegant contrast between curving surfaces and crisp lines to deliver a fresh, yet comfortable environment. The sleek control panel features a 4.2-inch color LCD Multi-Information Display and a 7” Display Audio with an onboard multimedia system and full smartphone integration through both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The user-friendly controls are complemented by ample storage capabilities, ultra-supportive seats, and a dual-mode air conditioning system to ensure the utmost comfort and convenience for drivers and their passengers.
The all-new C-HR HEV comes with all the benefits expected of the world’s most proven and advanced hybrid-electric technology, yet drives like any other conventional car, offering remarkable fuel efficiency at 23.9 km/L with zero compromise on performance delivering a combined 121hp. The hybrid-electric powertrain is equipped with a small, light, and powerful lithium-ion battery pack that can efficiently absorb and deliver current, enhancing the electric motive force delivery.
Toyota has more than two decades of technical leadership in electrified vehicles and has amassed over 15 million environmentally friendly vehicle sales globally since 1997. The all-new C-HR can run entirely on electrical power with zero-fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions or through the combined power of its petrol engine and two electric motors, subject to the vehicle’s speed and driver behavior. Its hybrid-electric batteries are continuously charged by the petrol engine and when decelerating and braking, meaning there is no need to plug in a power cord. The all-new C-HR features a host of advanced technologies, yet drives like any other conventional vehicle and does not require special fuel.
As with any Toyota model, the safety of occupants is paramount and is assured through several superior technologies. The TNGA-based chassis has been optimized for outstanding impact performance and is complemented by an impressive array of active and passive safety features including Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Tire Pressure Warning System (TPWS), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) and many others.
A choice of 10 exciting exterior hues add to the all-new C-HR’s striking visual appeal, including Super White, White Pearl, Celestite Gray Metallic, Gray Metallic, Metal Stream Metallic, Black, Emotion Red, Orange Metallic, Oxide Bronze Metallic, and Nebula Blue Metallic. Further personalization is made possible with the addition of two bi-tone variants; where you can combine Gloss Black and the iconic Metal Stream with select colors. The vehicle’s eye-catching exterior is accentuated by sporty 17-inch alloy wheels. Customers can also choose the interior color scheme with two distinctive options; Black and Orchid Brown.