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Toyota C-HR Hy-Power revealed: "Higher-performance" hybrids coming

There is a distinction between "high-performance" and "higher-performance", the latter meaning more than current, but not so much as to be considered exceptional...

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Toyota C-HR 'Hy-Power' concept teased ahead of Frankfurt reveal
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Toyota C-HR 'Hy-Power' concept teased ahead of Frankfurt reveal

Toyota has teased the C-HR Hy-Power concept ahead of its reveal at the Frankfurt motor show next week. A single image released by the Japanese manufacturer shows a partial shot of the front of the car, which very closely resembles the production model. The company has labelled it as a "design study", and the vehicle has been created by Toyota's European Design Centre...


The Shortlist: Taller driver, smaller car and lots of kilometres
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The Shortlist: Taller driver, smaller car and lots of kilometres

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


$30k Family car comparison
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$30k Family car comparison

While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...


2017 Toyota C-HR Koba 2WD review
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2017 Toyota C-HR Koba 2WD review

Could this stylish small SUV be the best thing offered up by the Japanese brand? Read on to see how the 2017 Toyota C-HR Koba 2WD stacks up.


2017 Toyota C-HR 2WD review
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2017 Toyota C-HR 2WD review

The C-HR is about as un-Toyota as you can get, but that's no bad thing. It's just as convincing, perhaps even more so, in base trim.


Aqua is back, baby!
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Aqua is back, baby!

You guys, have you noticed? Aqua is back. No, I’m not talking about the shit band from the 2000s that had the hit about Barbie. I’m talking about the colour. On cars, specifically. In even more specific terms, car brands are seemingly embracing the idea that not all cars have to be black, white, grey or silver, though the targeting is very much where you’d expect it – at the younger buyer group, the ones who aren't going to be spending more than about $40,000 on a car...


Small SUV comparison: Honda HR-V VTi-L v Mazda CX-3 Akari v Mitsubishi ASX XLS v Toyota C-HR Koba
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Small SUV comparison: Honda HR-V VTi-L v Mazda CX-3 Akari v Mitsubishi ASX XLS v Toyota C-HR Koba

Small crossovers are a vogue segment, drawing buyers up from lower hatchbacks and down from bigger SUVs alike. The newest entrant, creating significant buzz, is the Toyota C-HR. Australia’s biggest-selling brand has taken its time joining the fray, but based on our favourable first impression, it has been well worth the wait...


Screw your stupid hidden door handles!
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Screw your stupid hidden door handles!

What's with the disappearing rear door handles? Modern car designers seem to be getting more and more enamoured with the idea that making the rear doors of cars appear as though they're missing entrance levers is in some way sleek, modern or - God forbid - cool. It isn't. Door handles are important and they should be there for all to see and feel...


2017 Toyota C-HR Koba review
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2017 Toyota C-HR Koba review

If you thought styling wasn't in Toyota's vocabulary, think again. The all-new Toyota C-HR aims to buck the Toyota design trend with wild angles and zero conservatism. Is it enough to win over the hip youth? Paul Maric takes a drive to find out.


CarAdvice podcast 42: 2017 Toyota C-HR review
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CarAdvice podcast 42: 2017 Toyota C-HR review

Paul Maric is back! Joining him this week are Mandy and James Ward, to bring you all the latest car news. We talk 2018 Range Rover Velar pricing, Renault Alpine A110 returning, Takata pleading guilty over deadly airbag inflators, and the 2017 Haval H6 hasbeen revealed...


2017 Toyota C-HR gets five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2017 Toyota C-HR gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

The recently-launched 2017 Toyota C-HR has been awarded a maximum five-star safety rating by independent crash test authority ANCAP. Fitted with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane support systems (LSS) as standard, the C-HR performed well in all assessment areas, achieving an overall score of 33.18 out of 38 for adult occupant protection...


Toyota C-HR hybrid wanted for Australia
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Toyota C-HR hybrid wanted for Australia

Toyota Australia has an “immediate” desire to launch the C-HR petrol-electric hybrid crossover here, but is currently hobbled by restricted production in Japan. The C-HR, which launched this week predominately as a rival to the Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke, is being sold here exclusively with a 85kW/185Nm 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine...


Cheaper Toyota servicing limited to C-HR
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Cheaper Toyota servicing limited to C-HR

Toyota Australia says it is not ready to roll out its improved servicing scheme — which premieres on the new C-HR crossover this week — to other vehicles. The C-HR is the first vehicle to be offered in Australia with extended Toyota Service Advantage, meaning you get five years of advertised servicing prices at 12 month/15,000km intervals (whichever comes first) at $195 per visit...


Toyota C-HR could appeal to coupe buyers
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Toyota C-HR could appeal to coupe buyers

The chic new Toyota C-HR “elevated coupe” crossover is not just a straight Mazda CX-3 and Suzuki Vitara rival, says the company’s sales and marketing chief Tony Cramb. While the small SUV market is its core target, the wild design will also appeal to statement-makers, and is expected to be cross-shopped to some degree against cars such as the Hyundai Veloster or even Toyota’s own 86 coupe...


2017 Toyota C-HR review
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2017 Toyota C-HR review

Toyota has taken its time producing a proper rival to the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3, but the new C-HR delivers the goods...


2017 Toyota C-HR pricing and specs
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2017 Toyota C-HR pricing and specs

The brand new Toyota C-HR small crossover launched in Australia today, with the express mission of “disrupting” a segment led by the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V despite severely restricted supply out of Japan. Aggressively styled, turbocharged and spun-off Toyota’s more dynamically engaging new architecture, the C-HR is a case of ‘better late than never’ for Australia’s biggest brand...


2017 Toyota C-HR: Australian range detailed further, ahead of first-quarter launch
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2017 Toyota C-HR: Australian range detailed further, ahead of first-quarter launch

More Australia details for the 2017 Toyota C-HR range have been revealed ahead of the little SUV's launch in the first quarter of next year, thanks to a brochure on the company's Australian website. A two-tier range will be offered in Australia, and it seems both will be highly specified and offer several exterior personalisation options...


Toyota C-HR gets the TRD treatment
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Toyota C-HR gets the TRD treatment

The all-new Toyota C-HR small SUV may already have striking styling, but a new range of equipment from the Japanese company's in-house teams at Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and Modellista sees the C-HR go next-level JDM. There are two distinct new styling packs for the Toyota C-HR, each with its own specific finishes and details to give two very different impressions on the road...


Mazda CX-9 beats Kluger as company's SUV sales match passenger cars
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Mazda CX-9 beats Kluger as company's SUV sales match passenger cars

In what is shaping up as potential changing of the guard — or perhaps just a blip — the recently launched seven-seat Mazda CX-9 has eclipsed the Toyota Kluger class champ in the large SUV sales race two months in succession...