Toyota C-HR GR Sport: motorsport-inspired looks and handling

The new Toyota C-HR GR Sport is the latest model to receive stylistic and dynamic inspiration from Toyota Gazoo Racing’s world championship-winning motorsport activities. Due to be introduced in 2021, the new grade blends the established appeal of the C-HR crossover with extra sports styling, as well as revisions to the suspension and steering for sharper performance.

C-HR GR Sport

Toyota C-HR GR Sport: exterior

GR Sport grade presents a powerful presence with a black finish around the headlight and fog light housings, the central bumper section, and oval Toyota emblems. The grille has a contrasting dark chrome finish and there is a more prominently styled front spoiler.

C-HR GR Sport

The assertive look continues with black trim on the lower door mouldings and new turbine-style 19-inch alloy wheels which have a black and machined-face finish. At the rear, black trim surrounds the combination lights and reflector surrounds, and there is a new arrow-shaped under-bumper trim. Subtle GR Sport badging completes the look.

C-HR GR Sport

Bi-tone paintwork is included as standard and there are eight body colours to choose from, including a new Ash Grey and black roof combination that is exclusive to the GR Sport.

Toyota C-HR GR Sport: interior

GR Sport models are equipped with a silver decoration line running across the dashboard and a choice of fabric or Alcantara-trimmed leather upholstery, both of which feature red and grey stitching.

C-HR GR Sport

The three-spoke steering wheel has a perforated leather finish with red stitching, a combination that is also applied to the shift lever gaitor. The evocative GR logo is presented on the scuff plates, stop-start button, and the start-up animation in the driver’s multi-information display.

C-HR GR Sport

The equipment specification provides rear privacy glass, smart entry, LED headlights, heated front seats and auto-retracting door mirrors. Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system with navigation and smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also provided as standard. A nine-speaker JBL Premium Sound audio system is available as an option.

C-HR GR Sport

Toyota C-HR GR Sport: dynamic performance

The C-HR GR Sport is available with both 1.8- and 2.0-litre hybrid powertrains, both of which deliver sharper driving dynamics to match their sporty looks, while preserving ride comfort.

C-HR GR Sport

The front and rear springs have been stiffened by 10 and 15% respectively and the shock absorbers have been tuned for increased damping force, particularly on the rebound. The larger diameter anti-roll bar that’s used in the 2.0-litre model has been applied to the 1.8-litre model to reduce body roll and improve pitch control. The steering system has also been tuned for better response and the GR Sport rides on model-specific tyres.

Pricing and further specification details will be announced nearer the on-sale date in early 2021.

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