The 2024 Toyota C-HR is a small crossover that stands out from the crowd with its quirky design and hybrid powertrain. The first generation was launched in 2016 and became popular with urban drivers who wanted something efficient, fun, and different. Now, Toyota has revealed the second generation of the Toyota C-HR, which aims to build on the strengths of the original while also improving its practicality, technology, and performance.
Design: A Concept Car on the Road
The new 2024 Toyota C-HR has been developed and engineered in Europe, where it will also be manufactured. It adopts a substantially different design without losing the funkiness of its predecessor. It has a "super coupe" profile and gets 20-inch wheels as well as a two-tone paint job. Toyota went the extra mile to reduce the shut lines and better integrate the cameras, sensors, and headlight washers to give the body a smoother look for a cleaner design with improved aerodynamics.
The new Toyota C-HR draws heavily from the radical Toyota C-HR Prologue concept car that was unveiled in December 2022. At the front, it features the new 'face' that will be seen on all future Toyota SUVs. It features distinctive C-shaped LED headlights and is called the Toyota' hammerhead shark' design. The C-HR has a bold front grille, a sporty rear spoiler, and stylish alloy wheels. It has small 18-inch rims that are lightweight. The backside of the rooftop is slanted and gives it an extremely aerodynamic feel. The Toyota C-HR has an adaptive front lighting system. The Toyota SUV has diamond-cut character lines all along its sides that add to the texture. The Toyota C-HR is available in various colors, including white, black, silver, and red. It also has a range of exterior accessories, such as roof rails, body kits, and fog lamps.
In terms of dimensions, the new model is 4360 millimeters (171.6 inches) long, 1830 mm (72 in) wide, and either 1558 mm (61.3 in) or 1564 mm (61.5 in) tall, depending on the version. The wheelbase is 2640 mm (104 in), which is slightly longer than before.
Interior: A High-Tech and High-Quality Cabin
Step inside the cabin, and you'll notice a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster joined by a touchscreen of the same size. The infotainment system offers wireless connections for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring and a navigation system that can automatically reserve some electric charge for use in low-emissions zones. The dashboard features a pleasing mix of dense, soft-touch materials, although some rivals have a more plush finish. Fancier versions also have a head-up display, 64-color ambient lighting, panoramic roofs, and JBL sound system.
Unlike other brands, Toyota is not ready to give up on buttons for often-used functions, even though screens keep getting bigger with each generation of a new car. Red accents and a GR badge belong to a new GR Sport Premiere Edition with sporty touches inside and out.
The new Toyota C-HR also offers more space and comfort than before, thanks to its longer wheelbase and larger rear windows. The boot capacity has increased by 10 liters to 390 liters for the hybrid models and by 20 liters to 370 liters for the plug-in hybrid model. The rear seats can be folded down in a 60:40 split to create more room for luggage.