2022 Toyota C-HR and Corolla: What’s changed?

2022 Corolla

Toyota has updated the popular Corolla and Toyota C-HR model lines for 2022, introducing new multimedia technology, trims, colours and a revised special edition. Orders can now be placed for these models, with customer deliveries expected early in 2022. But what detail changes have been applied?

2022 Toyota Corolla

Toyota’s philosophy of continuous improvement ensures that the Corolla never relies on past achievements but is constantly refined to fulfil its role as the perfect partner for everyday mobility.

2022 Corolla

Platinum White Pearl (lead image) and Silver Metallic (below) body colours are being introduced across all body variants – Hatchback, Touring Sports and Saloon – with the added of option of a bi-tone combination for Hatchback models. In addition, Design grade saloon models are gaining a new 17-inch ten-spoke alloy wheel design with a bright machined finish as standard.

For the Touring Sports model, Toyota is extending its partnership with leading bicycle manufacturer Trek. This relationship has already seen the elevated estate take on duties as a support vehicle for the Trek-Segafredo pro-cycling team. But now the revised special edition will continue through to December 2022 with a higher specification and 2.0-litre hybrid powertrain exclusively.

As well as the familiar 20mm raised ride height, wheel arch mouldings and front and rear under-runs, the 2022 Corolla Touring Sports Trek introduces new 18-inch alloy wheel designs and chrome door window frames. Meanwhile, the cabin features piano black door handles, black leather upholstery and a satin chrome deco line across the instrument panel and front doors.

2022 Toyota C-HR

Toyota is updating the mid-size SUV with subtle yet sophisticated style touches. The popular Design grade is enhanced with new 18-inch alloy wheels, while the cabin sees a new combination of fabric and supple synthetic leather with trim details accented in a cool gunmetal tone.

Deep Amethyst is a new colour option available on all grades, and can be specified as part of a bi-tone finish on the Toyota C-HR GR Sport grade.

2022 C-HR

2022 Corolla and Toyota C-HR: now with Toyota Smart Connect

Our latest Toyota Smart Connect multimedia system will be provided as standard or an option on all 2022 Corolla and Toyota C-HR models (pictured below) except those in entry-level Icon grade. Operated via an eight-inch high-definition touchscreen, this new platform takes connectivity and functionality to a higher level with a processor that operates 2.4 times faster than the current system.

As the name suggests, its features include instant access to a series of smart connected services, such as cloud-based navigation with live traffic information, 3D city mapping, highway signage and fixed traffic camera locations. All data and information is delivered via the communications module, so no phone pairing is required for smart connected services and no additional data costs are incurred.

2022 C-HR

The driver can also make use of a new on-board voice agent that recognises natural, conversational requests to operate the multimedia and navigation.

Software updates are made seamlessly over the air and smartphone integration is provided wirelessly via Apple CarPlay or with a wired connection for Android Auto. A four-year Toyota Smart Connect package, including local parking and road event information, over-the-air updates and the voice agent, is included in the vehicle’s purchase price.


  1. Hi

    Does the panoramic roof open/tilt on the corolla 1.8 hybrid excel?
    If yes could you point me to a video for me to see.
    Thank you

      1. Thanks for your response.

        What is the difference between the panoramic roof on the excel and the optional Toyota Skyview® Panoramic roof?

      2. Hi Mohammad,

        There is no difference, there is only one variation of panoramic roof available.


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  2. Hi,
    Just wanted to ask if the bi-tone Manhattan Grey colour on a 2022 Toyota Corolla GR Sport H/B comes with a painted black roof or is it a black wrap ? Thanks.

    1. Hi Joseph, thanks for your comment.

      The bi-tone colouring (black roof) is an option for the Corolla GR Sport. The exact cost will depend upon which body colour you go for. The bi-tone prices range from £250 to £1,160, take a closer look here: https://fal.cn/3nFnc.


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  3. Hi I have ordered a new CHR GR Sport from factory, the dealer did not mention if it would be coming with the new Toyota Smart Connect infotainment system. As it is new and not expected until November 2022 would it be likely to come with the new system?

    1. Hi Amiel, congratulations on your new purchase.

      It is likely that your C-HR will be the MY22 variant equipped with Smart Connect+. However, your local Toyota Centre will be able to access the relevant systems required to confirm this.


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  4. Hi,
    I have purchased the Toyota C-HR 2022.
    Unfortunately, I can’t find how to lock the doors automatically when the car moves.
    Also, USB is not detected. I have formatted the USB to be compatible and still not recognised. The same USB is working in a different car.
    Can you please advise

    1. Hi Mohamed,
      Thanks for your comment.
      Congratulations on your new C-HR.
      Please provide your vehicle registration so we can look into these points for you.

    2. The C-HR ( like many Toyota vehicles ) can not automatically lock the doors as you move away – you have to press the door lock padlock button on the drivers door switch control panel to lock all the doors.

      If locked – pulling an interior door handle will unlock & open that individual door ( rear door child locks permitting )

      Its a function that a lot of owners are used to ( from other manufactures ) & want that Toyota seem not to fit to there European vehicles.

  5. Hello. I have a corolla gr sport on order for delivery in October. Will this come with the new system? If so it’s a big relief as the system in the version I testdrove looked so outdated.

    1. Hi Ben,
      Your dealership would be best placed to advise on which model year Corolla you have ordered.
      If it is Model Year 2022, it will come with Toyota Smart Connect.

  6. Hi, I am planning to buy C-HR EXCEL. Please advise what is the main difference between the 2021 vs 2022 model. The dealer says the 2022 model lead time is 6 months, which means I will get delivery in October 2022.

    1. Hi Ghulam,
      Thanks for your comment.
      That is correct, if the dealership has advised this time, then that is when the vehicle should be delivered.
      The main update to the Model Year 2022 C-HR is that is comes with Toyota Smart Connect, a multimedia system 2.4 times faster than the existing system.

    1. Hi Steve,
      Our latest Toyota Smart Connect multimedia system will be provided as standard or an option on all 2022 Corolla and Toyota C-HR models (pictured below) except those in entry-level Icon grade.

  7. I have a new Corolla GR 1.8 hybrid 5 door hatch on order, since March 2022.
    Delivery was expected August, now it is suggested delivery is now expected December 2022.
    With no explanation from Toyota group.
    WHY ? 🤔😡😤

    1. Hi Nigel,
      Thanks for your comment and thank you for choosing Toyota.
      Like many other businesses, we are currently experiencing delays in the global supply chain for some of our components and this has unfortunately led to longer delivery times on some of our more popular new vehicles.
      In addition we are seeing unprecedented demand for our Hybrid Electric products.
      Please be assured that our focus remains on doing everything we can to deliver our cars as quickly as possible and making sure that you have the most up to date information.

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