Sporty and Smart Gazoo-trimmed Toyota C-HR on its way
Toyota has taken its eyeliner out again. This time the venerable C-HR crossover gets the GR Sport treatment for 2021. No to be confused with the real full cream Gazoo Racing packs like that incredible little Yaris we’re all waiting so patiently for, this one is just makeup. Or let’s just say you can have your C-HR all dressed up in Gazoo Racing pyjamas next year.
C-HR GR SPORT JUST WHAT YOU SEE
So while it stays just like the rest of the range under the skin, this ’Sport’ version picks up a pile of GR badges, slaps on the make-up and really looks quite pretty. The LED headlights get a darkened background, as do the front fog lamps, that Toyota gong and the grille too. There’s a trick spoiler hanging under the nose and darkened glass, too.
The black accent continues along the sides, interrupted by cool new 19-inch light alloys. Never fear, that black treatment spreads to the back, too. The rear bumper is dark at the bottom. Choose from nine nine two-tone combinations including GR Sport-specific black on grey. Step inside to find sporty upholstered heated power front Alcantara, red and grey trimmed pews, a perforated leather steering, GR logos and JBL sound.
CHANGES ACROSS THE RANGE TOO
The 2021 C-HR also gains latest generation Toyota Safety Sense across the board. That now adds an intersection assistant with emergency braking, active lane departure warning and intelligent traffic sign responsive cruise control.
Next year’s C-HR also gets a sharper chassis and more compliant steering while still keeping it all comfy. New Continental Premium Contact 6 rubber allegedly curbs a previous urge to understeer. Engine choice remains unchanged and pricing is still a secret. We expect C-HR GR Sport to join the rest of the enhanced SA range next year.