Trevor Collett | Sep 14, 2016

Toyota has outlined its attack plan for the booming compact SUV market in Australia, with the carmaker revealing its model range for the incoming Toyota C-HR.

Just two variants will be on offer in Australia from launch, with buyers offered the choice of transmission (six-speed manual or CVT automatic) in front-wheel-drive models. All-wheel-drive models will be offered only with a CVT automatic.

Toyota describes both models as “premium”, with advanced safety features and “an upscale cabin ambience” as previewed earlier this year.

At the entry-level, the C-HR Active safety features list includes autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, auto high-beam headlamps, reversing camera and lane-departure warning with steering assist.

Inside, there’s a 6.1-inch touchscreen and a new two-tiered front-seat design, along with piano black and satin silver trim details with clear blue illumination for instruments and switches.

Topping the range is the C-HR Koba, named after the C-HR’s global chief engineer, Hiroyuki Koba.

Above the Active, the Koba scores a keyless entry and start system, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated seats, privacy glass and more.

Beyond that, Toyota is keeping the finer details for both models, including pricing, under wraps.

Outside, the C-HR is the first Toyota model to adopt a new “diamond architectural” theme, and buyers will have the choice of eight paint finishes including a new ‘Radiant Green’.

"C-HR is a car for people who want something special - those who desire the innovative dynamism and emotional appeal that a traditional SUV cannot offer," Toyota Australia’s Tony Cramb said.

"C-HR advances the very definition of SUV by emphasising the 'S' that stands for 'sport' and 'style'. It has four doors and a hatch, but it's not a hatchback; it's compact while having a large interior and room for five; it has a high driving position, yet it's not a boxy off-roader.”

The 2017 Toyota C-HR is scheduled to launch during Q1 of next year. Stay tuned to TMR for more.

Note: Pre-production models pictured

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