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Toyota C-HR Crossover Gets Mid-Cycle Update

Toyota Motor Corp. is giving its C-HR compact crossover a mid-cycle makeover for the 2020-model year, including revised styling and added features.
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Toyota Motor Corp. is giving its C-HR compact crossover a mid-cycle makeover for the 2020-model year, including revised styling and added features.

Design changes are highlighted by tweaks to the front fascia, grille, bumpers and rear spoiler.

LED headlights now are standard across all trim levels. The outgoing C-HR’s halogen headlights received a “poor” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, preventing the vehicle from receiving the group’s Top Safety designation.

The C-HR also gets Google Inc.’s Android Auto smartphone connectivity. This follow last year’s addition of Apple Inc.’s CarPlay system.

Higher-end trim levels add 18-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic folding side mirrors, puddle lamps and push button start. Safety upgrades include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

The current 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is carried over. Availability of a hybrid variant will be expanded in Europe, but still won’t be offered in the U.S.