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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...

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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...


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

The best that Toyota has to offer, is here: the C-HR.


2017 Toyota C-HR arriving February
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2017 Toyota C-HR arriving February

The 2017 Toyota C-HR is gearing up to hit Australian shores in February as the Japanese brand begins preparations to enter a segment it has previously not contested in. Having decided to bring only two higher spec variants of the C-HR to Australia: Active and Koba, CarAdvice believes Toyota plans to position the vehicle close to the Nissan Qashqai in terms of pricing...


2017 Toyota C-HR spied testing in Australia
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2017 Toyota C-HR spied testing in Australia

The 2017 Toyota C-HR has been spied testing in Australia ahead of its local release in early 2017. Spotted testing in Melbourne, the heavily disguised Toyota C-HR appears to be undergoing final validation and tuning in Australia before it's signed off locally. Toyota has previously been spotted testing the Prius locally and did extensive testing with Fortuner in Australia prior to its launch...


Mazda beats Toyota in September SUV sales
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Mazda beats Toyota in September SUV sales

In a remarkable result, Mazda sold more SUV models in Australia during September than annual market leader Toyota. This is despite the fact that Mazda only has three SUV models to sell, compared to Toyota with six different offerings across its larger dealer network. Pictured: Mazda CX-3 On the back of its annual M Day sale, Mazda sold 5181 SUVs, up 27 per cent...


2017 Toyota C-HR detailed for Australia ahead of first-quarter launch
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2017 Toyota C-HR detailed for Australia ahead of first-quarter launch

More local details of the upcoming 2017 Toyota C-HR have been revealed this week, with two “premium variants” to hit Australian showrooms in the first quarter of next year. The use of ‘premium’ indicates that Toyota plans to pitch the C-HR higher than the more affordable variants offered by the Mazda CX-3 (starting at $19,990), possibly pushing towards a starting price in the $25,000 ballpark - though final pricing is yet to be announced...


2017 Toyota C-HR interior uncovered, new Australian details revealed
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2017 Toyota C-HR interior uncovered, new Australian details revealed

A first official view of the upcoming 2017 Toyota C-HR's interior has been revealed this week, along with confirmation of new details ahead of its Australian launch early next year. Set to take on the likes of the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 when it goes on sale in 2017, the C-HR promises to blaze a new path toward a more sporting look for the Toyota brand - thanks, in large part, to the emotion-driven direction of its president, Akio Toyoda...


Toyota C-HR may get Nismo Juke-rivalling boost - report
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Toyota C-HR may get Nismo Juke-rivalling boost - report

The all-new 2017 Toyota C-HR, due here early next year, could soon welcome a flagship performance variant to the family. Unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March this year, the C-HR debuted an edgy and sporting new evolution of Toyota’s SUV styling. But, with 98kW hybrid and 85kW 1...