Is there anything interesting about its design?
Woah. Toyota has finally dropped its Where's Wally? approach to design and stuck a pretty wild set of panels on the C-HR. The better looking cars in this segment are still fairly restrained, so for Toyota to be the stand-out had me checking if it was Reverse Day in the CarsGuide car park.
The glasshouse is slammed, the wheels are big and the face has a distinct get-outta-my-way vibe, made even more prominent with the LED headlights. The taillights are slightly more at home on this car than the Honda Civic (ahem) but are still comically large. The creases and folds in the metal and plastic are reminiscent of a Bangle BMW Z4.
The fun continues inside, Toyota's European studios turning out a well finished and funky interior. The 6.1-inch screen looks a little lost perched up on the top of the dash, and the steering wheel is a bit Corolla-ey, but there's some lovely detail work in here, with excellent use of texture, stitching and materials to make an interior that will cheerfully compete - and in some buyers' eyes, win - against lower-end offerings from Audi and Mini. There's a distinct whiff of Lexus in there.