The C-HR is indeed a banner of hope for Toyota; a new start for a carmaker that has always fought to find a foothold at the youth market.
It strives – and also makes a hell of a Rukus as it will – but almost always there is something which diverts sales straight into the hands of baby boomers. It’s uncanny.
The C-HR vs. HR-V, though; funky space-ship looks, fun interior information and a pretty pugnacious vibe should capture those pesky youthful buyers that spurned Toyota’s previous valiant attempts.
Well, that is the strategy. However there are some critical things that young buyers need, so let us see if Toyota has arrived at the parties.
Does it represent better value for the price? What featured does it have?
The CH-R is available in two trim levels – noname & Koba. You start @ $26,990 for the manual front-wheel drive (FWD), put in $2000.00 for the auto, and end up at $30,990.00 for your auto all-wheel drive (AWD).
Step up to this Koba and $35,290 brings one of the AWD autos. However, our car for that week has been the 33,290 FWD edition.
That deal dents you 17-inch alloys, a six-speaker stereo, Dual-zone climate control, reversing camera, keyless entry and start, front and rear parking sensors, an electronic clock from 1981, sat-nav, imitation leather trims, heated and folding mirror, auto wiper and headlights & also a space-saver spare noodle.
Unfortunately, the entire world’s lowest-effort touchscreen hardware and software are onboard, that remains one of their car’s biggest collapses.
The program is distributed to various other Toyotas, and it is bordering on dire that the longer it succeeds. The screen is dim, the look just like a late-90s Winamp skin and also the shortage of Apple CarPlay along with Android Auto provides most of the nails necessary to knock together a coffin for your notion that is an automobile that the youth will probably dig, daddy-o.
And having to plug a feed cable to the USB jack on the head units itself creates visual clutters, which is a crying shamed. Way to earn an unusual cabin design proceeds clunk.