Remember that new crossover from Toyota called the C-HR? No? We don’t blame you what with the sheer amount of new CUV’s already launched and coming our way. A little reminder then; the C-HR (which stands for Coupe High-Rider – even though it has er, four doors and it rides quite low for a crossover…) was first shown at the 2014 Paris motor show and then again at the 2016 Geneva motor show. It has coupe-like styling treatment (thanks in part to the black roof graphics) and it sure stands out. Anyway, now Toyota has revealed images of its interior - and it looks pretty neat.
The hybrid C-HR (it has the same 1.8-litre petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain as the Prius – but a straightforward 1.2-litre turbo will also be offered) which will be available with a manual or a CVT and will be front- or all-wheel drive, shares the same platform as the Prius – but the cabin isn’t as futuristic looking. It is still however pretty high-tech and comprises of a “sensual tech” philosophy which combines “functionality with fashionable style”, says Toyota. It has lots of piano black and satin silver finishes, a clean and uncluttered dash, a 6.1in touchscreen interface which extends out from the instrument panel and switchgear that is skewed towards the driver. Front seat passengers get a pair of specially-designed “two-tier” seats (they have a sporty back with a bolstered and supportive lower section) a three-spoke steering which looks like it is wrapped in soft leather and has piano-black inserts in the lower half, and loads of cubby holes and cup holders scattered about the place. Toyota says that the interiors will be available in three options – Black and Blue, Black and Brown, and Dark Grey. It’ll also be packed with all sorts of safety systems including pre-collision autonomous braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert with steering control, a reversing camera and automatic high-beam.