Toyota South Africa has added a fourth derivative to its C-HR range, positioning the new "Luxury" variant at the summit of the small crossover line-up.

The C-HR 1,2T Luxury CVT is priced at R422 100, which makes it some R45 000 more expensive than the previously range-topping 1,2T Plus CVT derivative.

What do you score for the extra cash? Well, the newcomer’s standard features list includes two-tone paintwork (there are five combinations on offer, including the optional "Cyan Bi-tone" pictured below), LED headlamps (with an automatic levelling function), LED taillamps, LED front foglamps and auto-retractable side-mirrors.

Inside, the C-HR Luxury adds leather upholstery, a start button (and smart entry), pockets on the back of the driver and passenger seats, power adjustable lumbar support and seat heaters up front. Park distance control and an “intelligent park assist” system are also included.

In addition, while the other derivatives in the range each feature just two airbags (something we highlighted in our road test of the 1,2T Plus model), this latest variant gains side, curtain and knee airbags for a total of seven.

Under the bonnet, nothing has changed. The C-HR Luxury draws its urge from the Japanese automaker’s turbocharged 1,2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which sends 85 kW and 185 N.m to the front axle via a continuously variable transmission (note that the flagship is not offered with a manual gearbox).

The C-HR benefits from Toyota SA’s new service plan arrangement, which in this case comprises a six-service/90 000 km plan (with intervals of 15 000 km). A three-year/100 000 km warranty is also included.

Toyota C-HR 1,2T: R336 000
Toyota C-HR 1,2T Plus: R365 500
Toyota C-HR 1,2T Plus CVT: R377 000
Toyota C-HR 1,2T Luxury CVT: R422 100
Toyota C-HR Luxury