2020 Toyota C-HR: all the new details

The popular Toyota C-HR SUV has received a raft of important updates for 2020, including a choice of two hybrid powertrains, a new multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and revised chassis settings.


2020 Toyota C-HR: hybrid powertrains

Following in the footsteps of its Corolla cousin, the new 2020 Toyota C-HR will benefit from a choice of two hybrid powertrains. Joining the existing 1.8-litre hybrid system is a new, more powerful, 2.0-litre hybrid so customers can choose the powertrain that best suits their driving style. Power outputs and emissions for each variant are listed below.

Power NEDC data WLTP data
1.8-litre hybrid 120bhp From 86g/km From 109g/km
2.0-litre hybrid 182bhp From 92g/km From 118g/km

Dynamic upgrades include modified electronic power steering tuning for improved steering feel. The 2.0-litre hybrid also benefits from a new suspension design that improves ride comfort while retaining the Toyota C-HR’s excellent handling capabilities. All variants also feature an upgraded package to further reduce cabin noise.


2020 Toyota C-HR: connectivity

The 2020 Toyota C-HR includes a new multimedia system that upgrades the vehicle’s connectivity. This system now allows full smartphone integration and offers the latest versions of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while also supporting ‘over the air’ updates so customers can rely on the latest versions of European road maps.


2020 Toyota C-HR: design

The new 2020 Toyota C-HR remains true to the visual identity which has made it such a success, its coupe-like lines creating a bold style that continues to stand out. Both the front and rear have received detailed attention, bringing added refinement to the shape, while a colour-coordinated lower lip reinforces a strong, wide and elevated stance.

Front lights are upgraded to premium LED technology, with the daytime running lights and indicators combined into one frontal projector that emits a single smooth line above the main beam. At the rear, the new combination lights are connected by a gloss black spoiler creating a single clean shape.


2020 Toyota C-HR: prices

The Toyota C-HR has been a smash hit in the UK with a combination of engaging driving dynamics, hybrid efficiency and standout design, which has helped the SUV gain an impressive 8.3% segment share.

Prices in the UK for the new 2020 Toyota C-HR start from £25,625 for the entry-level Icon model. Customers may then choose from Design, Excel and Dynamic grades, all available with either 1.8- or new 2.0-litre hybrid powertrains. The range-topping Orange Edition (seen in these images) rounds off the line-up.

Tempted to get behind the wheel of the Toyota C-HR? Book a test drive today.


  1. Hi Bob,

    You’ll need to check this with your local Toyota Centre. Both of the amendments you initially mentioned feature on MY21 C-HR, for which production began back in October. Although it is likely that your C-HR will be this MY21 variant, judging from the ETA, there were some allocations of the MY20 still available until quite recently, hence the suggestion to double-check this with the dealership that you placed the order with.

    As for the specification choices, we appreciate your feedback on the current options and will pass this along to our product teams.


  2. Hi Toyota UK,

    My dealer is shut due to Covid Tier4 restrictions. I went to their website and saw a brochure for the C-HR that I haven’t seen before. It lists both 20 and 21 prices. Eg the Excel is £30,730 for 20, but £31,395 for 21. The Toyota.co.uk website is still showing the trim at the 20 prices. Which is correct? Interestingly the CO2 emissions change from 110g to 112g, moving the car into a new more expensive VED range. Does this mean the car was in the wrong band in 20 and before? I would have thought any new regulations would have made the car more efficient, not less? Has any modifications been made to the engine etc or is this due to a more stringent and real world reading of emissions?

    Thanks for passing my feedback to the product teams. When do you expect a response? I’d be happy to delay my delivery to get a real colour instead of the very limited non-colour options available to the Excel trim level currently.


    1. Hi Bob,
      Thanks for your reply.
      We have checked our website, and it now looks as though prices have been updated to show 2021 figures.
      However, as previously mentioned, we do still have stock of the 2020 C-HR available, so pricing may differ depending on which C-HR model you buy.
      Regarding the CO2 emissions, the first year VED is always covered in the vehicle price. After the first year, you will pay a flat rate, and this amount has not changed.
      For colour choices, these will not be expanded for the Excel model in 2021, but we have let the team know about your desire for more choices on that grade.

    1. Hi David,
      Thanks for both your comment and your interest in the C-HR Excel model!
      Both the 2020 and 2021 C-HR Excel models come with rear sequential indicators.

    2. If I purchase new ch-r on line, will the vehicle need any checks before the warranty is activated.Or do I just follow the normal service schedule as required. Thanks

      1. Hi David,
        Thanks for your reply.
        Regardless of whether you order a new car online via our website or via a dealer, the car will go through the same process, including its pre-delivery and registration. The warranty is automatically initiated when the car is registered and to keep it intact, the owner must adhere to the service schedule.
        If you are buying a used vehicle, the warranty transfers to each owner.

  3. At the rear of the ch-r excel there are two chrome features each side that are fitted where the exhaust is normally situated,are these added extras or fitted as standard and what is there description if they are an extra option.Thanks

    1. Hi David,
      Thanks for your reply.
      The C-HR shown in this blog post is the Orange Edition fitted with the 2.0 litre hybrid powertrain.
      Design, Excel and Orange Edition cars are fitted with a rear bumper with chrome plated inserts when the 2.0 litre hybrid powertrain is selected. It distinguishes them from 1.8 litre hybrid derivatives.
      It is not available as an option on 1.8 litre hybrid cars.

  4. I am looking at purchasing the 2.0 ltr ch-r from a reputable web site. Is the manufactures warranty still valid at any Toyota dealership regarding repairs / servicing,/ etc .Thanks

    1. Hi David,
      Thanks for your reply, and it’s great to hear that you’re considering a C-HR!
      Our vehicles come with a five year or 100,000 mile warranty – whichever comes first.
      Therefore, the warranty coverage will depend on the production year of the vehicle and its mileage, as well as if the previous owner has adhered to the service schedule.
      The warranty is transferrable between owners.

  5. If I were to purchase a new ch-r on line from a reputable web site would it require any further checks before validating the warranty.

  6. Hi David,
    When you buy a brand new car, you get the manufacturer’s warranty regardless of whether you buy it from a leasing company, online or from a Toyota dealer.
    Ultimately, they are all supplied by us, with a warranty that is activated when the car is registered.
    We cannot be any clearer than that!

    1. Hi David,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      All grades of the C-HR currently come with a tyre repair kit, and there is no information on plans to change this.

      1. Hi David,
        The vehicle shown in the images on this page is the Orange Edition C-HR.
        This is now out of production and was a special edition, meaning that this colour is not available on any other grades of the C-HR.
        There are still a few units of this edition available, however, and more information can be found here: https://fal.cn/3dCX4.

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