Following its arrival in the USA last month, the new C-HR is now available at Toyota’s dealerships in Japan.
Based on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform, which is shared with the fourth generation Prius, the compact crossover is offered in four grades (S-T, G-T, S, and G), with the most basic variant carrying a starting price of 2,516,400 yen ($21,847).
For the money, customers will get their C-HRs equipped with standard items such as keyless entry and push-button start, a three-spoke leather steering wheel, electric parking brake and the Toyota Safety Sense P assist package.
Opt for either the G-T or the G, which can be had from 2,775,600 ($24,097) and 2,905,200 ($25,222) respectively, and the automaker will throw in 18-inch aluminum wheels, LED front fog lamps, high quality fabric + leather seat surface, Blind Spot Monitor, front and rear parking assist sonar, and others.
As far as the engine options go, Toyota offers the C-HR with either a 1.2-liter turbo engine, which achieves a fuel efficiency rating of 15.4 km/l (6.49 l/100 km / 36.24 mpg US), or with a hybrid powertrain, whose fuel efficiency is said to be among the best in the compact crossover segment, with 3.31 l/100 km (71.06 / mpg US). Both versions have been subjected to tax breaks for environmentally-friendly vehicles, after their emission levels have turned out to be 75 percent lower than the 2005 Exhaust Emissions Standards.