If you’re hoping for a four-wheel-drive Toyota C-HR, sorry, that’s still not in the manufacturer’s plans. On the other hand, the 2021 model year brings something new that will appeal to those looking for even more style.
Like several other Toyota models, the C-HR does indeed add a Nightshade edition available in limited quantities at a price of $ 27,710. It is now on sale in Quebec just like the rest of the range.
The 18-inch alloy wheels, door handles, mirror housings and badges all adopt a black finish. A thin front apron completes the picture and naturally the seat fabric is black. For maximum effect, opt for the Black Sand Pearl body; otherwise, the other colors available with this edition are Blizzard Pearl (White), Supersonic Red and Magnetic Gray.
Standard equipment of the 2021 Toyota C-HR (MSRP starting at $ 23,750) still includes 17-inch steel wheels, dual-zone climate control, eight-inch multimedia display, compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 driver assistance suite. Under the hood, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine generates 144 horsepower and averages 8.1 L / 100 km.
The mid-size XLE Premium version (starting at $ 26,250) adds 18-inch alloy wheels, a Smart Key system with push-button start, a heated steering wheel and front seats, a blind spot monitoring system and the rear cross traffic alert.
Finally, the C-HR Limited (starting at $ 28,850) offers LED headlights with adaptive lighting, 18-inch sport rims, leather seats with eight power settings for the driver, mood lighting and the Safety Connect service free for one year.
Is the addition of the Nightshade Edition enough to keep up with the subcompact crossover parade? We’ll see. Currently, Canadian consumers much prefer the Nissan Kicks. The Kia Soul is also selling better and it’s only a matter of weeks before the all-new Hyundai Venue overtakes the C-HR.