2020 Toyota C-HR Koba HybridToyota Safety Sense technologies for Toyota C-HR (Coupe – High Riding) improve its ability to avoid crashes, or minimise their impact. It does so by detecting and, if necessary, braking to help avoid other vehicles and pedestrians across a wider range of situations.

Using an on-board camera and radar, C-HR’s pre-collision system now has the ability to detect pedestrians at night, not just during the day.

It has also been further refined to detect cyclists in daylight, though at this stage not at night.

The little Toyota an provide a warning and automatically brake the vehicle when turning at intersections to avoid oncoming vehicles, as well as pedestrians crossing the road.

Toyota’s Emergency Steering Assist function (ESA) will also help maintain stability and help prevent the vehicle swerving into another lane during an emergency steering manoeuvre.

Toyota C-HR’s lane-keeping technology has been advanced beyond the audible and visual warnings, to what is known as Lane Trace Assist (LTA). This provides gentle steering assistance that helps the driver keep the vehicle in the centre of their intended lane.

It’s also equipped with a new road-sign assist feature that indicates speed-limit changes. This can also be used to reset the vehicle’s cruise-control speed setting.

2020 Toyota C-HR

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) system on high-grade C-HR Koba automatically applies the brakes if it detects a collision with a stationary or moving object.

Entry-level C-HR is now designated GXL and gains the convenience of keyless smart entry and push-button ignition.

Toyota C-HR has 1.2-litre 2WD and AWD variants. A Koba-only 2WD 1.8-litre hybrid powertrain is also offered.

GXL 2WD petrol: $30,915
Koba 2WD petrol: $35,165
Koba 2WD Hybrid: $37,665
GXL AWD petrol: $32,915
Koba AWD petrol: $37,165
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Toyota dealer for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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