The popular Toyota C-HR goes into its second year in the Malaysian market with cosmetic updates to enhance its head-turning looks as well as an optional Aerokit developed by TRD exclusively for the compact crossover model.

To differentiate the 2019 model, the latest C-HR gets a new dual-tone design for the 17-inch lightweight alloy rims. New garnish strips on the front and rear bumpers, and the addition of body mouldings along the sides highlight the emotive surfacing of the body exterior, complementing the Keen Look Identity.

For those who want even sportier looks, there’s an optional TRD Aerokit which has been developed by Toyota’s high performance division. The Aerokit adds extensions to the front and rear bumpers which have a metallic finish and overfenders around the wheel arches give a more muscular look.

The TRD Aerokit is manufactured to Toyota’s high standards, just like the rest of the vehicle which is imported in CBU (completely built-up) form from Toyota’s regional production hub for the C-HR in Thailand. Installation is done by professionals at UMW Toyota Motor’s own facility and the parts are also covered by a warranty.

Customers have a choice of 6 fashionable exterior colours with Radiant Green Metallic being a new addition for 2019. The other 5 colours are Metal Stream Metallic, White Pearl, Blue Metallic, Attitude Black and Red Mica. The vehicles in Blue Metallic, Radiant Green Metallic and Red Mica come with a black roof.

For an improved user experience, the infotainment system has been upgraded with a new one that has a 6.75-inch display touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity. This means that most of the apps on compatible smartphones can also be accessed from the display screen which has a simpler interface. Voice Recognition also makes it easier for certain operations, allowing the driver to keep his hands on the steering wheel.

All authorised Toyota outlets in Malaysia are accepting orders from 16th January onwards. The 2019 Toyota C-HR has no change in retail prices which start from RM150,000 for private registration. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in February.