TOYOTA C-HR: MAKE IT PERSONAL
Toyota introduces largest range of accessories yet for its new crossover
The new Toyota C-HR may have the sharpest looks of any crossover on the market, but for proud owners that need only be the start of the story. With more accessories available than for any other Toyota passenger car, C-HR offers countless opportunities to ramp up style, practicality and technology, from multi-coloured exterior accents to ski racks and integrated iPad entertainment systems.
The choice extends to 20 accessory packs available to order for new cars and more than 200 individual items that can be fitted by Toyota centres, creating thousands of potential permutations.
What’s more, adding on key extras need not be a budget-busting move. The pricing structure for the C-HR range gives customers plenty of scope for upgrading the entry-level Icon model to suit their personal preferences, without pushing the cost into higher grade model territory. The cost of any accessory upgrades up to 10 per cent of the car’s on-the-road price can be spread using Toyota Financial Services.
Making the right choice is important, particularly when specifying accessory packs that will be fitted to new vehicles at the factory. The new car configurator service on Toyota’s customer website lets people build their ideal C-HR by selecting exactly the options they want; each choice they make is shown on the vehicle image, so they can visualise the results. Currently all factory options are included, together with many of the most popular individual accessories fitted by Toyota centres.
Accessory packs and centre-fit items are grouped into four categories: Style, Protection, Technology and Lifestyle.
Style takes in items such as different coloured accents and trims on the bodywork, 17 and 18-inch alloy wheels in a range of finishes, front side and rear underruns and side steps or bars. As well as single items, customers can choose from Sport and SUV packs which conveniently bundle themed accessories together.
Protection options include parking sensors, boot liner, rubber mats, mud flaps and a bumper protector.
Technology features focus on infotainment, with rear-seat iPad or DVD systems and an upgrade to the Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system to provide navigation functions, inclusive of three years’ free map updates.
Lifestyle accessories focus on added practicality and versatility, including towbar systems, roof boxes and racks, and tailor-made carriers for bikes, skis and snowboards.
Permanently fitted Toyota accessories are covered by a five-year warranty, with one year’s cover provided for removable items, fitted to new vehicles prior to customer hand-over.