The Toyota C-HR is still going strong, in an enthusiast kind of way. For its second year in the Malaysia market, the C-HR will receive cosmetic updates and UMW Toyota is accepting orders for this updated C-HR. In 2018, UMWT sold over 4,000 units of this fully imported crossover.
A main differentiating factor with the 2019 model is the new 17″ alloy rim design. The bolder dual-tone design has been specially chosen to match the captivating looks of the vehicle which has appealed to trendsetters and enthusiasts alike.
In addition, there are new garnish strips on the front and rear bumpers, and the addition of body mouldings along the sides to highlight the emotive surfacing of the body exterior, complementing the “Keen Look” identity.
Those who want even sportier looks have the choice to slap on the optional TRD Aerokit which is developed by Toyota’s high-performance division. The Aerokit adds extensions to the front and rear bumpers which have a metallic finish, and overfenders around the wheel arches to give it a more muscular look. The TRD Aerokit is manufactured to Toyota’s high standards, just like the rest of the vehicle which is imported CBU (completely built-up) from Toyota’s regional production hub for the C-HR in Thailand.
The Aerokit installation is done by professionals at UMW Toyota Motor’s own facility and the parts are also covered by a warranty.
There is now a choice of a new exterior colour i.e. Radiant Green Metallic, to complement the other five colours i.e. Metal Stream Metallic, White Pearl, Blue Metallic, Attitude Black and Red Mica. Vehicles in Blue Metallic, Radiant Green Metallic and Red Mica come with a black roof to further accentuate the colours.
The C-HR cabin retains its ‘diamond’ architectural theme with high quality and attention to detail throughout, underlining the unique value of the C-HR. For an improved user experience, the infotainment system has been upgraded with a new one that has a 6.75″ display touchscreen as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. This allows compatible smartphones apps to be accessed from the display screen which has a simpler interface for easier and more intuitive navigation. Voice Recognition also makes it easier for certain operations, allowing the driver to keep his hands on the steering wheel.
As before, the C-HR is powered by a Toyota 1.8L 2ZR-FBE petrol engine producing maximum power of 140 PS and maximum torque of 171 Nm. A Super ECT 7-speed automatic transmission with Shiftmatic provides optimal balance between performance and fuel efficiency. The driver can also choose from three Driving Modes – ECO, NORMAL and SPORT.
The C-HR sits on Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA), a platform which structurally transforms automobile design. The TNGA-based platform made it possible for the engineers to meet the company’s aim of offering ever-better cars, with no compromise in design or driving performance.
TNGA also contributes to raising the protection for the occupants, supported by the advanced performance of the functions and safety systems in the C-HR. These include Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRC), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Blind Spot Monitoring system, Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
You can visit any authorised Toyota dealer to place your booking for the C-HR. The 2019 Toyota C-HR has no change in retail prices that start from RM150,000 for private registration. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in February 2019.