If 2018 continues in the same vein as 2017 then the must have accessory will be a compact crossover of some kind. Something like the Toyota C-HR for example.
C-HR stands for Coupe-High Rider, which goes some way to explaining the sleek look of the Toyota.
It certainly stands out as very contemporary compared to some of the more pedestrian examples on the road.
The coupe-like elements include disguised rear door handles integrated into the rear pillars, and a sweeping roofline that flows into a rear spoiler with a skeletal frame. If you like the idea of a crossover with a twist then the C-HR’s sporty looks and rugged styling is proving very popular.
With a choice of either a 1.2-litre turbo or a 1.8-litre hybrid the Toyota C-HR is aimed at efficiency rather than out and out performance.
The engines have been designed to offer the maximum amount of power in the most efficient manner possible. The result is the C-HR is quick enough to cope with everyday traffic, powerful enough to tow up to 725kg, and quiet enough to cruise on the motorway in comfort, and that’s all it really needs. The pay off is the reasonable emissions and decent fuel economy that makes the C-HR a good choice.
Apparently it has been designed with us in mind too.
Toyota noticed that European drivers are “better” than others because we tend to look further ahead and drive around obstacles rather than just stop. We don’t know if this is actually the case but it did inspire Toyota to design the C-HR with better handling characteristics to suit the European driver.
The result is a crossover that handles like a sporty hatchback but with the space and comfort of an SUV.
The Toyota C-HR is available to lease in three equipment grades: Icon, Excel and Dynamic.
The entry level Icon specification includes dual-zone automatic air conditioning, 17-inch alloys, the Toyota Touch 2 touchscreen controlled multimedia system, front fog lamps, rain-sensing windscreen wipers and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.
Excel trim adds a little sophistication and refinement, with additional technology and comfort features.
Upgrading to the Excel gives you part-leather seat upholstery, heated front seats, keyless entry, parking sensors and Intelligent Park Assist, rear privacy glass, and 18-inch alloys. There are also a few extra driver aids such as blind spot monitoring, cross traffic alert, and lane change assistance.
The C-HR Dynamic models add extra appeal for discerning customers who value high design quality and innovation. They come as standard with metallic paint with a contrast black roof, a grade specific 18-inch alloy design, privacy glass, LED headlights and fog lights and a bespoke purple upholstery fabric.
Now you’re interested we can get to the best part. You can lease the 1.2T Toyota C-HR from just £165 + VAT per month, the hybrid versions start from around £180 + VAT per month. Visit our website to check out our latest Toyota C-HR deals here: Toyota C-HR offers.
That’s a whole lot of space, comfort, and technology for not as much as you may think.
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