The new 2021 Toyota C-HR hybrid SUV is now available in the UK, with a revised line-up that features new GR Sport models inspired by Toyota Gazoo Racing’s world championship winning success in international rally and endurance racing competition.
The GR Sport grade, available with both 1.8 and 2.0-litre self-charging hybrid electric powertrains, makes its mark with powerful exterior styling details, including a black finish for the headlight and fog light housings, central bumper section and the background to the Toyota emblem. There’s a more prominent front spoiler, black door mouldings and wheel arch surrounds, dark-tinted LED headlights and a dark chrome finish for the grille. At the rear, there is a black spoiler, black reflector surrounds, an under-bumper trim and GR badging.
Larger, 19-inch GR Sport five-double-spoke alloy wheels are fitted, with a contrasting black and bright machined finish and 225/45 Continental Premium Contact tyres. A bi-tone paint finish is standard, with eight colour options including a new Ash Grey, combined with a black roof, pillars and door mirror casings.
The black theme continues in the cabin with a new fabric upholstery for the sports front seats, with a woven centre stripe in GR Sport colours. The same design is also available in black Alcantara as an option, together with power adjustment for the front seats. There are also GR-branded scuff plates and perforated leather steering wheel trim with red stitching. A contrasting silver deco line extends across the instrument panel and the stop/start button carries the GR Sport red and black logo.
The sports styling is matched with sharper handling, with stiffened front and rear springs to increase damping force and retuned steering for better response.
All C-HR models benefit from an upgrade to the Toyota Safety Sense system, adding Lane Trace Assist and extending the Pre-Collision System’s functionality to include cyclist detection in daylight driving. There is also a new dark chrome 18-inch alloy wheel design for the Excel grade models.
The new C-HR GR Sport models are on sale now: on-the-road prices are £31,395 for the 1.8-litre version and £33,015 for the 2.0-litre.