Toyota C-HR (Coupé High-Rider) crossover that was unveiled last February has an audacious exterior that surely attracts attention. What remains is the interior, in which Toyota has released some preview shots of the C-HR’s interior.

The coupe-inspired crossover surely has sporty aspirations and that’s replicated on the inside as seen in the driver-focused cockpit. The Toyota C-HR receives the  ‘Sensual Tech‘ design concept that combines technology with style.2016_C_HR_Detail_16__mid

Overall, the inside is predominantly black with a single coloured stripe that providing contrast on the dashboard. This two-colour interior trim will be available in three colour schemes : Dark Grey, Black/Blue (pictured here) and Black/Brown. The piano-black trim applies on the dashboard, doors, gear lever and steering wheel.

The dashboard design is asymmetrical, allowing buttons and controls reachable by the driver and allowing front passenger access to the relevant switchgear. Also notable is a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system that housed at the middle of the console.

Look closely and notice the switches are reflecting the “diamond motif” of the Toyota C-HR exterior aesthetic design. Also, audiophiles will be delighted to know the C-HR gets 9-speaker JBL premium audio system.

2016_C-HR_04__mid-2Marketed as a C-segment crossover, the C-HR will be equipped with a choice of a 1.2-litre turbocharged engine that outputs 114 hp and 185 Nm of torque, or a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated lump that generates 148 hp and 193 Nm of torque. It can be had with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive variant, and a choice of either a six-speed manual or seven-speed CVT transmission.

The C-HR will also have Toyota Safety Sense (comprises of Pre-Collision System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with steering control, Automatic High Beam and Road Sign Assist), S-IPA system (Simple Intelligent Park Assist), and 18-inch wheels.

2016_C-HR_02__midThis agile and sporty crossover positioned between the Auris hatchback (Corolla) and the RAV4 SUV, will be ready for delivery in Europe by the end of 2016. Looking at it, should UMW Toyota brings the C-HR to our shores, it might be priced at around RM130K to 150K in a form of a 2.0-litre front-wheel drive variant with CVT. Judging from the overall packaging, expect a home run hit from UMW Toyota next year.


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Formerly spamming articles about cars and motorsports on this site until the day-job caught up. While the day job remains as exciting as a certain beige sedan, writing about cars could be his closest display of showing passion on cars until he gets either a Bimmer, or an Hachiroku one day...