UMW Toyota (UMWT) first previewed the highly anticipated Toyota C-HR at Carlist.my’s DRIVE event last year. Since then, UMWT has been promoting and displaying the C-HR at showrooms and roadshows nationwide.
50 weeks after its Malaysian preview, UMWT presented the keys to the first 50 owners of the new Toyota C-HR at the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival season finale event. Priced from RM145,500, the Thailand-imported C-HR is only available in a single variant.
"Since being previewed last year, interest in the new Toyota C-HR has been high. To date, we have received around 1,500 bookings for the model and because this is a unique model, we wanted to personally handover the C-HR to our first 50 customers," said President of UMWT Mr. Ravindran K.
Built on Toyota’s latest TNGA architecture, the C-HR (Compact High Rider) promises greater driver engagement than other similar offering by Toyota in the past. The C-HR rides on newly developed Macpherson struts suspension in front and double-wishbones in the rear. Toyota adds that large-diameter stabilizers and shock absorbers with optimized damping characteristics provides superior steering stability and a comfortable ride.
Compared to the competitors, the C-HR is somewhat in the middle in sizing (length and width). It is larger than its equivalent engine-sized competitor, the Honda HR-V, as well as the stylish Mazda CX-3, while smaller than the similarly priced Volkswagen Tiguan and Peugeot 3008.
Engine and transmission
Only one powertrain is offered by UMWT. The 2ZR-FBE 1.8-litre engine generate outputs of 140 PS and 171 Nm of torque, 2 Nm less than the engine in the Corolla Altis. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a CVT-type automatic that also allow for manual shifting of 7-virtual ratios.
- Automatic on/off halogen projector headlamps
- LED daytime running lights (DRL)
- Auto folding side mirrors with puddle light
- 215/60 R17 tyres, silver rims
- Diamond-pattern inspired interior
- Sporty front seats
- Black leather upholstery
- 4.2-inch coloured information display with G-Force monitor
- Electric parking brake with hold function
- Infotainment - 7-inch touchscreen, DVD player, HDMI, Wi-Fi, Internet browser, 6 speakers, and reverse camera
- 7 airbags, including driver knee airbag
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
- Blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert (RCTA)
Colour options include two dual-tone schemes (additional RM848) - Blue Metallic with Black roof and Red Mica with Black roof. Single body colour is available in White Pearl (also RM848 extra), Metal Stream Metallic, and Attitude Black Mica.
All new Toyota C-HR models will be backed by a 5-year unlimited mileage warranty that is transferrable to the next owner shall all terms and conditions be met.