Toyota C-HR gets spiced-up with GR Sport variant


After spicing-up the Corolla Sedan with Gazoo Racing touches, Toyota has now picked up the C-HR crossover for a similar visual upgrade on both the exterior and interior.

Speaking of which, it begins with a black background for the Toyota logo. The headlight housing has a black finish and so is the bezel surrounding it. There’s of course, a sporty front bumper with a honeycomb pattern. The side profile gets piano black insert on the door cladding, and at the rear, the taillights and the reflectors have a black surround. Rounding off the GR Sport looks are 19-inch wheels, similar to those on the aforementioned Corolla GR Sport.

“Model-bespoke tyres and suspension system and steering tuning have been designed to perceptibly improve the GR Sport’s dynamic behaviour whilst retaining the ride comfort levels of the rest of the C-HR model range,” Toyota said.

A premium tyre, the new 19-inch Continental Premium Contact 6 (225/45) increases front axle grip levels and cornering stiffness, resulting in improved yaw resistance and less understeer when subjected to the same G-force. The new tyre is lighter than the current 18-inch fitting yet offers the same rolling resistance and similar vehicle CO2 emissions.

The GR touches on the interior include door sills; a choice of Alcantara-trimmed leather or all-fabric seat upholstery; Red and Grey contrast stitching on the seats; GR logo on the start/stop button, and of course, a GR start-up animation in the driver’s instrument binnacle TFT screen.


No other mechanical changes. The crossover is offered with 2.0-litre and 1.8-litre petrol-electric hybrid powertrains, and also 1.2-litre and 2.0-litre non-hybrid petrol powertrains, depending on the market. Read more here.

The 2021 C-HR models are equipped with the latest version of Toyota Safety Sense – a suite of active safety systems that include Emergency Steering Assist (ESA), Lane Trace Assist (LTA), and Full Range Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

The 2021 C-HR GR Sport will go on sale from January 2021, depending on the markets.

Also read: Toyota C-HR EV now on sale in China

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