The Geneva motor show is home to some of the sexiest vehicle announcements of them all, and Toyota is part of that with something they themselves are calling “daringly styled” – the C-HR SUV and it’s coming to Australia in 2017.

The compact SUV market is Australia’s fastest growing new-car segment, so Toyota need to be there and this new SUV the C-HR will arrive in Aussie dealerships in 2017.


“Daring” “Eye Catching” whatever you think, it’s certainly one that stands out – I actually think it looks great, a million miles up from some other recent Toyota designs that’s for sure (*Cough: Mirai).

It packs a 1.2 litre turbo engine and that should throw out 85kW power at 185Nm of torque.

In Australia the five-door C-HR will come in both two wheel and four-wheel drive with the option of a six-speed manual or CVT Auto transmission.


To put it in perspective, it’s just a touch wider and longer than a Corolla hatch so you get that added height over the wheel.

Length 4350mm
Width 1795mm
Height 1550mm
Wheelbase 2640mm


Designation 8NR-FTS
Displacement 1,196cc
Bore/stroke ratio 71.5×74.5mm
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Maximum output 85kW/5,200-5,600rpm
Maximum torque 185Nm/1,500-4,000rpm