Toyota has announced that sales for the C-HR in Japan reached 117,299 units last year, according to figures from the Japanese Automotive Manufacturers Association (JAMA). That’s enough to make the distinctively-styled B-segment crossover the best-selling SUV in the Land of the Rising Sun, says the carmaker.

Launched there at the end of 2016, the C-HR is offered with either a 115 PS/185 Nm 1.2 litre turbo engine mated to a CVT and either front- or all-wheel drive, or a hybrid powertrain that pairs a 1.8 litre naturally-aspirated mill to an electric motor to deliver a total system output of 122 PS. The latter is only available with two-wheel drive, but is capable of a fuel consumption figure of 30.2 km per litre on the Japanese JC08 cycle.

All models in Japan come with the Toyota Safety Sense P suite as standard, incorporating Pre-Collision Safety, Active Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning and Automatic High Beam. Toyota also introduced two-tone exterior colour schemes in August, as well as a special edition model with LED head- and tail lights and sequential LED indicators in November.

Closer to home, the C-HR will be introduced sometime this year, equipped with a 137 PS/170 Nm 1.8 litre Dual VVT-i engine, a CVT and front-wheel drive. Standard kit includes halogen headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, push-button start, leather seats, dual-zone climate control, seven airbags and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC). However, we miss out on the aforementioned Toyota Safety Sense P, although we will get a blind spot monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

Distributor UMW Toyota Motor has opened the order books for the car. Do you think the C-HR will achieve the same success here as in Japan? Sound off in the comments section after the jump.

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