It seems like it was just yesterday that everyone in the country was drooling over the prospect of the Toyota C-HR’s local arrival, and here we are almost a year later…still dreaming of the day we see it in PH showrooms.
Okay, the subcompact crossover never made it to our shores despite numerous sightings on Philippine roads, so fans of the vehicle are still left wanting—and this clamor doesn’t look like it’s going to change since the Japanese car manufacturer just released the refreshed version in Europe.
Toyota builds on its edgy crossover’s energetic look with more tech, refinement, and the availability of a new 2.0-liter hybrid powertrain capable of a combined 184hp. Units that come with this setup also benefit from an improved suspension system that the brand claims provides better handling.
Outside, the C-HR gets upgraded headlight projectors and LED daytime running lights, as well as a new gloss black spoiler. Supposedly, the vehicle sees an improvement in NVH levels and reduced cabin noise. We’re also pleased to report that the C-HR’s entertainment setup now comes with an Apple CarPlay- and Android Auto-capable multimedia system.
If you ask us, the infotainment system upgrade is enough for the Philippines to be jealous of the European market. Are you still hoping that Toyota Motor Philippines makes the C-HR available locally? Let us know what you think in the comments.