This just in. Pricing for the Thai-import Toyota C-HR has been confirmed, at RM145,500 before insurance. The official price is identical to the estimated price that was revealed in December last year, specifically to those who registered their interests from July 2017; this also means that the B-segment SUV will be launched soon.

At RM146k, it’s more expensive than the locally-assembled Honda HR-V (priced from RM98k to RM117k; the facelift is due soon) and CBU Mazda CX-3 at RM134k. However, it’s worth noting that the C-HR rides on Toyota’s latest C-segment TNGA platform that comes with a more sophisticated and costly double wishbone rear suspension, compared to its rivals’ torsion beam setup.

Based on the price list below, the C-HR will get halogen projector headlights with LED daytime running lights, front and rear fog lamps, 17-inch five-spoke alloys shod with 215/60 tyres, keyless entry and start, automatic wipers, dual-zone climate control, black leather seats, powered driver’s side lumbar adjustment (seat adjustment is still manual), auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a 4.2-inch multi-info display and a DVD player with a seven-inch capacitive touchscreen, Bluetooth, USB and HDMI connectivity, a reverse camera and six speakers.

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The C-HR, which is Japan’s best-selling SUV in 2017, will be offered here with the sole 2ZR-FE 1.8 litre naturally-aspirated engine with Dual VVT-i. Outputs are rated at 140 PS at 6,400 rpm and 171 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, and power is sent to the front wheels via a CVT with a seven-speed manual mode. The 1.2 litre turbo and 1.8 litre hybrid variants seem to be unlikely offerings at this point.

Safety-wise, there are seven airbags (including one for the driver’s knee), ABS with EBD and brake assist, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC) and Isofix rear child seat anchors, plus Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

Standard colours for the C-HR include Metal Stream Metallic and Attitude Black Mica, and you can also get White Pearl CS or the two-tone Blue Metallic and Red Mica – both with a black roof – at an extra cost. Also available are the optional DVD-AVN navigation system (RM1,272), a digital video recorder (dash cam – RM636) and a luggage tray (RM275.60).

GALLERY: Toyota C-HR previewed in Malaysia