2017 Toyota C-HR Small Crossover’s Interior Revealed [w/Video]

Toyota has finally given us an inside glimpse of their upcoming 2017 C-HR following its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March where it was displayed with blacked out windows.

The C-HR represents Toyota’s jump into the hotly contested subcompact crossover segment, going up against the likes of the Honda HR-V, Nissan Juke, Mazda CX-3 and the Buick Encore and Opel Mokka twins, with sales in Europe to start this fall, and in North America and other regions around the world, in the first half of 2017.

Having already seen the production C-HR’s hip exterior styling with a coupe-like build, aided by the concealed rear door handles, angular lines and pronounced wheel arches that work well when filled with big wheels like on the Geneva show floor model, Toyota has now lifted the curtains on the car’s cabin.

The CH-R’s asymmetrical dashboard has a simple and uncluttered layout, minimizing switchgear thanks to a large 8-inch touch-screen featuring a redesigned and improved HMI (Human Machine Interface) with Toyota’s Multi-Media ’16 navigation platform and enhanced connected services. All operating switchgear and the display are slightly oriented towards the driver.

Toyota says it’s aware that C-HR customers will also have competitors from premium brands on their shopping list and claims to have made steps forward in perceived quality. The cabin combines a “careful choice of finishes” that include leather-like material for all background surfaces, a smooth Nappa grain for all touching surfaces and technical grain for all functional elements such as switchgear, along with decorative elements finished in “high quality” piano black and satin silver trim.

“Our aim as Toyota’s European design centre was to deliver a unique style – modern and sensual at the same time,” said Alexandre Gommier, from Toyota’s ED2 Design Centre. “The uniqueness of the C-HR’s interior design is based on a stable structure with ‘Emotional Surfaces’ and ‘Innovative Details. These key features provided us with the opportunity to approach the design with a fresh perspective. As a result, the C-HR showcases the emotional appeal of Toyota’s interiors of the future.”

The C-HR will offer three interior color combinations: Dark Grey, Black & Blue and Black & Brown, while some of the available features will include heated seats, a smart entry system, privacy glass, bespoke upholstery with part-leather seats, Toyota’s S-IPA system (Simple Intelligent Park Assist), 18” alloy wheels, Bi-tone metallic paintwork and a JBL premium audio system comprising an 8-channel, 576 Watt stereo amplifier and 9-speakers.

Toyota’s Safety Sense system will be standard across the range – at least in Europe. The system includes a Pre-Collision System (including Pedestrian Recognition), Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with steering control, Automatic High Beam and Road Sign Assist (not available on the entry grade).

Measuring 4,360mm (171.7 in.) long, 1,795mm (70.7 in.) wide, and 1,555mm (61.2 in.) tall (Hybrid), with a 2,640mm (103.9 in.) wheelbase, the C-HR will offer 370 liters of boot space with the rear seats in place.

Europeans will be able to choose between two powertrains. The base model comes with a 1.2-liter turbocharged four petrol producing 114hp (116PS) and 185Nm (136 lb-ft) of peak torque that can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a Continuously Variable Transmission, the former exclusively with front-wheel drive, and the latter, optionally with all-wheel drive. This unit generates CO2 emission from 128 g/km and returns a combined fuel consumption as low as 5.7 l/100 (41.3l mpg US / 49.6mpg UK).

Instead of a diesel, Toyota opted for a hybrid model utilizing the same Hybrid Synergy Drive setup as the latest Prius with a 1.8-liter petrol engine working with an electric motor to deliver 120hp (122PS). Toyota says the C-HR Hybrid returns a combined fuel consumption of 3.7 l/100 km (63.6 mpg US / 76.3 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of just 85g/km.

Certain markets, including Ukraine and Caucasus, will also get a 150PS (148hp) 2.0-liter petrol engine paired exclusively to a CVT, while Toyota officials have hinted at a higher-performance version as well.

Toyota hasn’t confirmed any powertrains yet for the US and Canadian markets where the C-HR will go on sale next year.

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  • WG

    no thank you, I’ll just take the cx-3

    • John Marshall

      Already did and wouldn’t switch for any other. Having way too much fun in the corners.
      2016 CX3 GT

  • BlackPegasus

    I guess the floating screen concept will be around for the next 10 yrs in car design.

    • Nordschleife

      I am perfectly fine with that.

    • Matt

      I don’t see the big deal. It looks modern and simple.

    • BqWsRe

      Agree. No looks derivative. No attempt at more advanced design. Screen always sticking out when it is that big feels like a wart on a finger.

      • Six_Tymes

        true, i wish this didnt have that wart

  • Aquaflex

    It’s looks better than the Cx-3! It’s needs a more powerful engine though maybe the Lexus version will get the turbo motor from the IS 2.0 turbo but I hear the engine has massive turbo lag….maybe Mazda is working on a 2.0 liter turbo skyactive?

  • klowik

    The styling is a notch above CX-3. It will definitely sell more than CX-3.

    • Enter Ranting

      The CX-3 is refined and balanced. This Toyota is a mess of trendy, fussy design details, all crammed together to form an incoherent, sloppy jumble. Look at the rear door handles! The C-HR takes a page from Pontiac with super aggressive styling that doesn’t deliver in terms of performance.

      • klowik

        yes, in some way, it’s a bit messy esp. around the rear of the car.

  • getoffme

    Not bad at all. Nice and clean.

  • BqWsRe

    Screen sticks out too much and that blue trim is cheesy.

    Lots of interiors out there like this. Some more elegant or interesting.

  • SgtBeavis

    It’s like Toyota’s designers started smoking weed. They should keep smoking because Toyota finally has some interesting cars.

  • roy

    Is this a Toyota really or is somebody on an April fool mood? This interior is really nice.. Well sir may complain o about the floating merc-like screen but it’s just great nonetheless

  • oh ok..

  • Ted Sturgeon

    Damn you digital clock from the 80s! You are in every single Toyota!

    • Part of me thinks that by now, Toyota must be having a little ‘in joke’ with the digital clock, it really is that stupid. For God’s sake its next to a whopping great computer touchscreen! Or maybe its beyond them to add the time to that…

      • Ted Sturgeon

        Or… They made a huge deal in late 70s with the digital clock manufacturer about 10 BILLION units 😀

      • alexxx

        they do it on purpose,you know….and personally,i think its a nice touch…

  • KidRed

    That interior is a person with OCD’s nightmare.

  • Enter Ranting

    Once again, Toyota proves they can’t style a decent looking car, inside our out.

  • rnc

    If it is priced well (no more than Auris), then it is a killer vehicle. I assume Toyota already plans that it will be the no1 car they sell in Europe.

    Funny how this Toyota stole so many of the quirks and style from Hondas of a few years back and now is waaay more daring than HR-V from the “sporty” Honda. With Hybrid powertrain it is a great choice as long as you don’t have under 3 years old kids (then a bigger car is preferable).

  • J Hod

    omg the interior is so cliche and tacky gtfo

  • I talk a lot of shit about Toyota but I actually like this . . . a lot. :O

  • Quikmix

    cx-3 and HRV are both preferable to this. This is just too weird for me.

  • Knotmyrealname

    That screen!!! If that was a retractable one or at least played down a bit styling wise, it’d be OK, but it’s so prominent.
    And LOL at the flouro retro clock. It must be an in-joke, or they signed themselves up to buying 50yrs worth way back when.

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