Toyota Ireland have today announced pricing details of their new C Segment SUV the C-HR. For those of you who had the opportunity to attend the National Ploughing Championship last week you will have noticed the all new C-HR taking pride of place on the Toyota Ireland stand. Pricing on the new C-HR will start from €26,895 and it will be available in Irish Toyota dealers from November this year.

C-HR which stands for Coupé High Rider will enter into a market segment which has seen marked sales increases in the past number of years and highlights the offensive which Toyota are undertaking as they attempt to shake things up. One of the big details which we have learned is that the C-HR will only be available in petrol and hybrid power trains with no diesel option available. Having identified significant growth in hybrid car sales for 2016 compared to 2016, Toyota has outlined a recognisable consumer shift in interest towards alternatives to diesel engines.

The petrol engine which will comprise of a 1.2 litre turbo charged unit can be paired with a 6 speed manual gearbox or a continuously variable transmission (CVT) generating emissions of 139g/km of CO2 along with a power output of 116 bhp and 185 Nm of torque.

The newest hybrid engine available from Toyota generates CO2 emissions of 88 g/km which is claimed to be an unrivalled figure within the segment along with a fuel consumption figure of 3.7 litres per 100km. This hybrid unit will deliver 122 bhp and Toyota have outlined that not only is this new unit more efficient and lighter but also offers sharper performance.

The new C-HR will be available in three trim levels; Luna, Luna Sport and SOL. Toyota’s Safety Sense will be standard across the range and this includes a pre-collision system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert with steering control, automatic high beam and road sign assist. If you stretch to the top of the range SOL trim with pricing starting from a reasonable €30,950 for the 1.2 petrol model, customers will be able to specify heated seats, smart entry system, privacy glass, part leather seats, adaptive cruise control, sat nav, 18 inch alloy wheels and Bi-tone metallic paint.