Toyota C-HR gains smartphone integration, 182bhp hybrid option

The Toyota C-HR has been revised for 2020 with modest design tweaks, handling improvements, a new engine option and improved smartphone integration.

The 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine is no longer available, meaning the C-HR range now starts at £25,625 for the 120bhp 1.8-litre hybrid.

Joining the 1.8 is a new 2.0-litre hybrid powertrain with 182bhp, for which prices start at £29,645.

Performance and economy figures haven’t been released for the new 2.0-litre powertrain, although CO2 emissions are said to start from 92 g/km, compared to 86 g/km for the 1.8.

Inside, and hopefully answering one of our few criticisms of the C-HR, is a new infotainment system that includes both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, together with the ability to receive map updates over-the-air.

From the outside, changes are limited to a visual tweaking of the front and rear ends: a painted lower front lip, revised LED lighting with a new signature, new tail-lights and a gloss-black spoiler.

The C-HR was already a tidy handler, but for 2020 Toyota has modified the electric power steering to provide increased feel and sharpened the suspension for the 2.0-litre models.

Both 1.8 and 2.0-litre models gain additional measures to reduce cabin noise.

The C-HR continues to be available in a choice of Icon, Design, Excel and Dynamic grades, plus the range-topping Orange Edition.