Why Toyota believe 3,000 people will go for the new crossover C-HR in 2017
It is a sign of just how many people are buying compact crossovers these days that Toyota are prepared to predict they will sell 3,000 of their new C-HR next year. That's a lot of cars.
It is a further sign of who is buying these motors that they expect such a broad spectrum of people - those downsizing, young couples, singles and families - to drive one off the forecourt in the course of 2017.
Prices start at €26,895 for the entry level 1.2T Luna petrol C-HR and from €29,350 for the 1.8 hybrid. Some details on the powertains: 1.2T petrol, 116bhp, 5.9l/100km 135g/km (€280 tax); 1.8 Hybrid, 122bhp, 3.8 l/100km, 86g/km (€180 tax).
And the prices are: 1.2T Luna €26,895, Luna Sport €29,950, Sol €30,950; 1.8 hybrid Luna €29,350, Luna Sport €31,950, Sol €32,950.
The car looks compact but, at 4.35m, it is longer than the Nissan Juke (4.14m) and just short of the Qashqai's 4.38mm. There is a 377 litre boot.
Standard spec includes adaptive cruise control, dual auto air con, Toyota Safety Sense, 17ins alloys, 4.2ins TFT multi-info display, Toyota Touch 2 with rear view monitor, fog lamps, rain sensors.
Luna Sport adds: 18ins alloys, bi-tone roof, seat heater, auto retractable mirrors. Sol adds: partial leather trim, S-IPA, Navi.