TOYOTA C-HR HYBRID:
4 reasons why this car is a great choice

With the petrol/diesel doomsday now set in stone, hybrids are about to take off in a big way – and the Toyota C-HR Hybrid could be the perfect entry point for your eco-revolution.

There has never been a bolder design than the Toyota C-HR Hybrid to win over the hybrid sceptics. Here are four reasons why the Toyota C-HR Hybrid could be the ultimate gateway choice for cleaner driving.

1. It has a space-age design

Forget the hybrid stuff for a minute; the Toyota C-HR’s biggest pull for many people will be its striking, space-age design.

Car makers have a habit of making their hybrid and all-electric models look a little futuristic, but the Toyota C-HR looks even better. All versions of the car feature a bold angular exterior, with sharp lines carving out segments.

The Toyota C-HR looks big and powerful on the road – all thanks to the muscular shapes and high bonnet. Once inside you’ll find a comfortable and spacious interior too with a great selection of instrument panels and infotainment systems. The interior surfaces are smooth and sloped, a sharp contrast to the car’s exterior. Even the dashboard has the wow factor with a blue frame that brings the futuristic element inside the car.

It’s a seriously great design, both inside and out.

2. It’s full of car technology

Toyota have loaded this car with space-age technology, one of the big perks about the Toyota C-HR for its on-the-road price.

Toyota’s C-HR Hybrid Excel and Dynamic models have the Toyota Touch 2 with Go infotainment system. Drivers and passengers interact with the system through an 8-inch touchscreen that’s built into the centre of the dashboard. This system does all the usual bits you’d expect, including satellite navigation and Bluetooth-powered music playback. It also features built-in online connectivity, and boasts aux-in and USB ports. It even has parking assist. The back is fitted with a rear-view camera that helps you navigate into tight spots. The car is also fitted with a dual 4.2-inch TFT multi-information display for general driving, which sits behind the steering wheel.

All models except Icon come with a smart entry system and push-button start, as well as automatic high-beam lighting, an electric parking brake and rain-sensing front wipers that clear your screen automatically. If that wasn’t enough you also get Lane Departure Alert will track road lanes, wing mirrors that glow if it’s unsafe to change lanes, and a pre-collision system – which supports pedestrian detection warning you if you’re about to crash, and adaptive cruise control takes all of the pain out of motorway driving, slowing and stopping in kind with the traffic ahead.

3. It’s seriously economical

The UK has already committed to banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040, so with the clock now ticking, it’s probably time you considered picking up a hybrid of your own.

The main reason many people will be buying a hybrid engine is for fuel economy. Unlike a standard petrol or diesel engine, a hybrid powertrain will utilise electric power generated while driving to reduce the dependence on fuels that generate bad emissions. This means you can expect a fuel economy of up to 74.3mpg with the Toyota C-HR Hybrid (great for an SUV), and 86g/km of combined CO2 emissions.

The Toyota C-HR Hybrid is also a “full” hybrid, rather than a “mild” hybrid. The difference is that unlike some hybrid cars, the Toyota C-HR is capable of running on electric power alone.

In fact, Toyota has engineered it to “run as often as possible” on electric power, in order to save fuel and reduce exhaust emission levels. You can see when your car’s running on electricity, because a green EV icon will light up in the instrument panel.

4. It’s not that expensive to buy

The good news is that although it’s such a futuristic tech loaded car and cheap to run, it doesn’t cost the earth. For a brand new model straight from Farmer & Carlisle Toyota, you’ll pay a starting price of just £21,065.


Even with all the extras the cost doesn’t rise significantly. For example the 1.8L Hybrid CVT power train with a Metal Stream Bi-Tone paint job would have an on-the-road price of £28,085.

A great contender I’m sure you’ll agree – some car and so green!

For further advice on alternative fuel company vehicles, please get in touch with Adrian Hall, Business Centre Manager or Kirstin Godson, Business Sales Executive on 0116 285 2851 (Select Option 4). Email: fleet@farmer-carlisle.toyota.co.uk

For advice on a Toyota C-HR Hybrid for your personal use, please get in touch with Jonathan Carlisle on 0116 285 2851. Email: sales.le@farmer-carlisle.toyota.co.uk