Restyled Toyota C-HR Test (2020): Pressed Orange – Auto-Moto

TOYOTA C-HR RESTYLE TEST (2020) – A fresh taste accompanied Toyota's 2019 exercise. In turn, the RAV4, Corolla, Camry and Supra benefited from a renewal. For the C-HR, credited with 400,000 sales in Europe in three yearsit is a mid-career restyling, synonymous with the contribution of a second hybrid version better than the first. Since the shutdown in France of the 100% thermal offer at the end of the year 2018, it necessarily went hand in hand with 122 hybrid horses. From now on, the cavalry can reach 184 equines, on the model of Corolla with which it shares this 4-cylinder petrol 2.0 of 152 hp. With this mechanism, the C-HR does not forget to enrich its palette of colors. His original style is highlighted by the addition of three new exterior colors, Celestine Gray, Intense Red and Orange Topaz from our test model.

New colors

On a tarmac not always smooth in the vicinity of Nazaré, emblematic place of global surfing, the Japanese crossover generates a satisfactory level of comfort, for the benefit of suspensions reviews. Its depreciation remains typed firm, but it is not embarrassing, as it delivers a facet of the rather invigorating hybrid. Consistent with the muscular look of the beast, this 184 horsepower version provides a healthy response to the right foot solicitation and a pleasant dynamism. Especially, during the raises, the good surprise comes from the ability of its CVT box to stem a generally pronounced skating on the vehicles of the firm of Aichi. The other positive point is the sound discretion of this new hybrid offer more powerful. On the other hand, on a fast track, the downside concerns the persistence of air noises, leaving a taste of unfinished soundproofing.

Hybrid climbing to 184 hp

Inside the cabin, the fundamental novelty of the restyling concerns the arrival of Android Auto and Apple Car Play compatibility for the integration of smartphone data, a contribution compensating a GPS system disappointing. The dashboard does not evolve, except the implementation of two wheels at the base of the screen. For the rest, the C-HR always appears limited on the shutter of the storage spaces, besides it contains only a USB port. Modularity does not progress either, which does not prevent the rear passengers to keep a good legroom in a dark environment due to the small glass area. Batteries completely under the rear seats, they do not encroach on the trunk, whose volume is still reduced from 377 to 358 liters at the passage of this version 2.0.

Power and sobriety

At the end of a run on various road profiles, our average consumption is 6.3 liters. This second hybrid version, with 50% more power than the first, does not consume much more. That said, its ability to evolve in "zero emission" mode is limited to a few kilometers. On the old continent, it should represent on average one third of the mix. In France, Toyota expects that its sales will eventually be more or less equal to those of the existing version of 122 hp. While the latter oscillates from 29,800 to 33,300 euros, the restyled C-HR strong 184 hp is precisely proposed from 33 300 euros. A fairly high tariff level, reaching 38,800 euros on our Collection finish. That being said, the absence of direct competition and the surplus of vitamins from this engine should allow the coupé-like hybrid crossover to continue to increase the pace on the market.

Toyota C-HR restyled (2020): our opinion

Too clever so far, the C-HR is reaping the benefits of this more powerful hybrid version, whose driving dynamics are in line with those of his style.

WE love :

  • Dynamism and performance up
  • Sobriety of this 184 hp hybrid
  • Style preserved and enriched colors

We like less:

  • Always limited practice
  • High prices

Toyota C-HR restyled (2020): the range and prices

BUY

  • Toyota C-HR 2.0 Hybrid Dynamic Force 184 hp Collection
  • Trial version: 38 800 €
  • Starting from € 33,300
  • Average manufacturer / during the test (l / 100 km): 4.3 / 6.3
  • CO2 (g / km) / malus: 92 (NEDC), 120 (WLTP) / 0 €
  • Fiscal power (HP): 7
  • Country of manufacture: Turkey
  • Proposed range: Hybrid-petrol in 122 hp and 184 hp, from € 29,800 to € 38,800

Toyota C-HR restylé (2020): technical form

DRIVE

  • Engine: front, transverse, 4-cylinder, gasoline, Atkinson cycle, 16 valves, 1987 cc, 152 hp at 6000 rpm, 190 Nm at 4400 rpm
  • Electric motor: 80 kW, 202 Nm
  • Battery: NiMH 216 V
  • Transmission: traction, automatic CVT
  • Cumulated Power (ch): 184
  • Weight (kg): 1485
  • Long.xlarg.xhaut. (m): 4.39 × 1.80 × 1.56
  • Wheelbase (m): 2.64
  • Tank (l): 43
  • Max speed (km / h): 180
  • 0 to 100 km / h (s): 8.2
  • Series tires AV-AR: 225/50 R 18
  • Tires of the test: Michelin Primacy 3

LIVE

  • Width elbows AV / AR (cm): 148/145
  • Legroom AR (cm): 69
  • Chest of 5 (l): 358

RECOMMENDED OPTIONS

  • Metallic paint: 650 €
  • Navigation Pack: 750 €

MAIN COMPETITORS

  • Hybrid Kia Niro, 141 hp, from € 28,990
  • Mazda CX-30 2.0i Skyactiv-X, 180 hp, starting at 31,000 €
  • Volkswagen T-Roc 2.0 TSI 4Motion DSG7, 190 hp, starting at 35 240 €

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