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Toyota confirms pricing for new C-HR

Toyota has confirmed its new C-HR compact crossover will cost from £20,995 OTR.

With an 11-model line-up from launch, order books open next month. Powered by a choice of either 1.2 petrol turbo petrol or 1.8 VVT-i full hybrid powertrains, the turbo version will be offered in front and all-wheel drive formats, with a choice of six-speed manual and CVT automatic transmissions. All-wheel drive versions will start at £26,495.

Prices for the hybrid versions are start at £23,595 OTR, all of which come with front-wheel drive and an electronic CVT transmission.

The C-HR will be offered in three equipment levels: Icon, Excel and Dynamic. The Icon spec will include dual-zone automatic air conditioning, 17-inch alloys, Toyota Touch 2 touchscreen controlled multimedia system, front fog lamps, rain-sensing windscreen wipers and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.

The Excel trim 'puts the emphasis on sophistication and refinement', according to Toyota, with additional technology and comfort features. These include part-leather seat upholstery, heated front seats, smart (keyless) entry, parking sensors and Intelligent Park Assist, rear privacy glass, 18-inch alloys, a folding function for the door mirrors and driver assistance safety features including a Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist.

The Dynamic models add extra appeal for those who value high design quality and innovation. They come as standard with metallic paint, with contrasting black roof, a grade-specific 18-inch alloy design, privacy glass, LED headlights, fog lights and a bespoke upholstery fabric.

All C-HR models come with Toyota's Safety Sense - active features that can alert the driver to collision risks and intervene if necessary to avoid an impact, or mitigate the consequences if an accident is unavoidable. These elements include a Pre-Collision System with autonomous emergency braking, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition and Automatic High Beam headlight operation.

Full equipment specifications, performance data and additional pricing information will be announced in the coming weeks. Toyota will reveal the production-ready C-HR at the Paris motor show later this month, ahead of the start of production in October.

First UK deliveries are expected in January 2017.