The new Toyota C-HR will go on sale in Ireland this November, priced from €26,895.

The C-HR (‘Coupé High-Rider’) is Toyota’s new C segment crossover SUV and interior space is said to match that of the popular Nissan Qashqai.

Power will come from a 1.2 litre turbo petrol engine, while there is also a hybrid option. There will be no diesel. The 1.2-litre turbo petrol produces 116hp with CO2 emissions from 139g/km. A 6-speed manual gearbox comes as standard, with the option of a CVT automatic gearbox. All-wheel drive versions will come with the CVT.

Fitted with the latest-generation hybrid power plant of a 1.8-litre petrol engine and an electric motor, the C-HR produces 122hp with CO2 emissions as low as 88g/km and a claimed fuel consumption of 3.7 l/100km (76mpg).

Three trim levels will be offered in Ireland: Luna, Luna Sport and Sol.

Toyota C-HR
Interior of the new Toyota C-HR

Standard equipment includes 17” alloy wheels, leather steering wheel, front fog lamps, Toyota Touch 2 with rear view monitor,  Pre-Collision System (including Pedestrian Recognition), Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with steering control, Automatic High Beam and Road Sign Assist. Luna Sport adds 18” alloys, bi-tone roof, rear privacy glass, heated seats and a smart entry system. Top of the range Sol models will add part leather upholstery, satellite navigation and park assist.

Prices start at €26,895 for the 1.2 petrol in Luna trim, €29,950 for Luna Sport and €30,950 for Sol. Hybrids start from €29,350.

Caroline Kidd