Toyota C-HR Interior Tries to Be as Cool as Its Exterior

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Toyota C-HR’s interior has been revealed and some might be disappointed that it’s not more hip.

At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, Toyota revealed the production C-HR crossover with controversial styling aimed at younger buyers. What would have arrived in the U.S. as a Scion model, had the brand not been killed off, will be available as a Toyota starting next year.

This is the first time the Japanese automaker has shown off the production interior, which might be a bit bland for some. Inside is an asymmetrical dash with a simple layout that is nice and clean, typical of Toyota products. There’s an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a redesigned and improved Human Machine Interface (HMI), while all the operating switches and display are slightly oriented towards the driver.

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Buyers will be able to choose from a wide selection of interior finishes, including leather-like material for all background surfaces, a smooth Nappa grain on all touch surfaces and technical grain for the functional elements in the cabin like the shifter. Three color combinations will be available, at least in Europe, including Dark Grey, Black and Blue as well as Black and Brown. Available features include heated seats, a smart entry system, privacy glass, bespoke upholstery with partial-leather seats, Toyota’s Simple Intelligent Park System (S-IPA), 18-inch wheels, bi-tone metallic paintwork and a JBL premium audio system.

Expect more details on the Toyota C-HR and its specifications for the North American market closer to its launch.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Chuck Chuck on Jun 28, 2016

    That looks ridiculous. Who would want that screen jutting out over the dash?

  • Oli Oli on Jun 28, 2016

    Toyota should really get rid of their interior design team. This assymetrical screen just looks ugly. The C-HR is a fun little car so why coulden't they just make a nice looking interior?! With a simpe square screen, like all the other automakers?! The rest of the interior looks fine, but far from being stylish. Too bad.