All-new Toyota C-HR crowned Best Hybrid and New Car of the Year in the Automotive Management Awards

3 May 2024

All-new Toyota C-HR crowned Best Hybrid and New Car of the Year in the Automotive Management Awards

Toyota’s multi-path technology strategy for delivering sustained reductions in carbon emissions on the journey to ultimate carbon neutrality has helped secure two prestigious awards for the all-new Toyota C-HR.

The Toyota C-HR Plug-in is winner of the Best Hybrid in the Automotive Management (AM) Awards, while the Toyota C-HR range is AM’s New Car of the Year.

Presented at a dinner hosted last night, the honours reward the model’s all-round qualities, from the technical excellence of its powertrains to the quality of its design and its adept application of advanced technologies.

Tim Rose, AM Editor, said:“Our dealer readers are clearly impressed with the Toyota C-HR as they voted for it to win a fantastic duo of awards. In plug-in guise it has stand-out style, comfort and instant zip, and it’s frugal too. And no matter the powertrain, any C-HR stands out from the crowd with its cool looks, excellent real-world efficiency and a plush interior filled with tech that’s easy to use. It really shows the fun side of Toyota.”

Stuart Sanders, Toyota (GB) Communications and Product Director, commented: “The Toyota C-HR is a successful standard-bearer for our approach to achieving meaningful and lasting reductions in carbon emissions through multiple technology solutions. More than that, as these great awards acknowledge, we’ve made it a highly desirable proposition in terms of impactful design, advanced equipment specifications and extension of its Toyota Safety Sense systems to provide even higher levels of protection and assistance.”

The second generation model of the popular coupe-styled mid-size SUV offers customers more hybrid powertrain choices with 1.8 and 2.0-litre full hybrids and a new 2.0-litre plug-in hybrid, creating a line-up that’s unmatched in its class. All three systems benefit from fifth generation Toyota hybrid technology which maximises fuel and emissions efficiency while delivering smooth, responsive performance and enhanced all-electric EV driving capability

With 223bhp available, The Toyota C-HR Plug-in is the performance leader in the range, and also the most energy and emissions-efficient. On a full battery charge it has an official (WLTP) driving range of up to 41 miles; unlike most competitor plug-in hybrid systems, when the battery charge is depleted the vehicle switches seamlessly to hybrid operation, rather than defaulting to its petrol engine, ensuring a high level of fuel and emissions efficiency is maintained.

These qualities are matched with contemporary exterior styling that presents an even stronger rendition of the coupe-inspired lines of the original Toyota C-HR. Technology features are equally cutting edge, with a fully digital user experience that includes a customisable driver’s instrument combimeter and multimedia systems that are quick to respond and easier to operate using touchscreens or simple, conversational voice commands. Similarly, the Toyota Safety Sense package features new, extended and enhanced systems that can provide assistance in an even wider range of common accident risk scenarios.

All-new Toyota C-HR crowned Best Hybrid and New Car of the Year in the Automotive Management Awards