No door handle is in a regular situate , no opening is a regular shape

Really, though, why do you want a small household SUV? Whats incorrect with a regular family barroom or, for anyone without a big hobby, a red-hot hatch? Is it like that thought whatever it is you do an MA because nobodys affected by a degree any more, and then you end up knowing a ton about French feminism for no reason? Im not being anti-intellectual. Im not even being anti-SUV. Im just being very slightly sceptical about the Toyota CH-R.

This is the most over-designed vehicle Ive ever come across: the panache is fancy with diamond structures, the body work is lousy with pointy bits , no door manage is in a regular region , no opening is a regular condition if it can be segmented. Nothing knows why they crave their openings to look like bugs, or why the back end must continue to be modelled on an 80 s movie about a hovering craft( which doesnt subsist; stop Googling ). I guess you could ever ask, but that would seem discourteous, like requesting someone if their “hairs-breadth” is meant to be that colour. All of this plays merry havoc with the rear visibility. This was not the car on which to test the hypothesi nobody genuinely needs a parking camera; simple-minded intelligent park expedite( unmelodious, constant beeping) will do just fine.

There is a hybrid option, which hands it a dazzling, below 90 g/ km carbon emission, but in the regular 1.2 petrol engine that I was driving, the mileage was unremarkable. Its light-headed and zippy, and the steering is trustworthy, but again, if thats the kind of situation youre into, why did you buy this kind of automobile? A Golf will go like shit off a scoop. I guess you might crave boot opening. There is space in this boot. You wouldnt wishes to gave a filing cabinet or a duet of spaniels in it, but you wouldnt be affliction the gods for your second progeny when you went on holiday.

Its pretty quiet and smooth in township, but on the motorway it feels thin: theres a lot of ambient gale interference, a bit of moan in the highest gears; seat and visibility in the back are restraint enough that any journey over half an hour results in passenger claustrophobia.

Seriously, all this for the dignity of being able to step up into the car rather than just in, and a slightly lower move than others on the road, who the hell is laughing at you anyway because of your spoiler. Id preferably choose simple-minded, humble and low-slung. Small, budget-ish SUVs are ugly by nature( oh my God, the Nissan Juke !) but this one makes a feature of it.

Toyota CH-R: in numbers

Toyota

Price 27,705
Top velocity 118 mph
Acceleration 0 to 62 mph in ten. 9 seconds
CO2 releases 136 g/ km
Combined mileage 47.1 mpg
Cool rating 4/10
Eco rating 7/10

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