Toyota has added a new trim level to its C-HR SUV range along with some other changes. 

The new version of the car is called Design, and comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and auto-folding heated wing mirrors as standard. Toyota says the car is intended to major on style. 

Just to make it a real party, inside the car gets ambient cabin lighting, keyless go, heated seats, Toyota’s Touch 2 with Go infotainment system plus parking sensors front and rear. The new trim level is based on the Icon-spec car, which already gets a reversing camera, dual-zone air conditioning, electronic parking brake and a raft of safety systems for added protection. 

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There are changes elsewhere in the range – Excel models get full black leather upholstery and rear LED lights and the Dynamic trim gains matte black 18-inch alloy wheels, black fabric upholstery and silver trim on the dashboard. 

A new paint colour is available on Toyota’s successful small SUV – Cyan Blue is a vibrant hue, and can be combined with new personalisation options that are available, including contrast colours for side sills, front bumper inserts, fog light surrounds and door mirror covers. Think of the fun you could have speccing up one of these. 

Toyota says that Design and Dynamic models can also be specified with optional leather upholstery and a premium JBL sound system – individually or in a combined pack. The more powerful audio system can also be obtained for the C-HR Excel.

The Icon model can be upgraded with a Tech Pack option that includes keyless entry, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning and auto-folding mirrors. 

The Toyota C-HR is available with two powertrains – a 1.8-litre hybrid system or a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol unit. The 1.2 can be specced with a CVT auto transmission and all-wheel drive, but comes with a six-speed manual and front-wheel drive as standard. 

The upgraded C-HR is available to order now from local Toyota dealerships starting at £21,880 on the road. Deliveries start from 1 July.