Currently reading: New motorsport-inspired Toyota C-HR GR Sport priced from £31,395
Following the Corolla GR Sport, the new model gets suspension upgrades and more aggressive styling
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21 January 2021

Toyota has given the Gazoo Racing treatment to its C-HR crossover, ushering in sportier styling, suspension tweaks and “sharper dynamic performance”.

The new C-HR GR Sport model has been developed with input from Toyota’s Le Mans- and WRC-winning performance division, which is playing a significant role in the expansion of the Japanese brand's line-up, having helped to create the GR Supra and GR Yaris. It is now on sale in the UK, priced from £31,395.

The C-HR GR Sport is marked out from the standard car with a black finish for the headlights, foglight housings an central bumper section. The background of the Toyota badge also receives black detailing, as does the front grille.

Further emphasising the GR Sport’s sportier appearance is the addition of a more aggressive front spoiler and black door mouldings, while the rear gains black reflector surrounds and a new under-bumper trim panel.

The C-HR GR Sport rides on a set of new performance-inspired, two-tone 19in alloy wheels and receives suspension revisions that are claimed to "improve body roll and pitch control".

The front and rear springs have been stiffened by 10% and 15% respectively and the shock absorbers have been tuned to increase damping force.

Buyers can choose from eight new paint colours to complement the black detailing, including an exclusive grey-and-black combination. Inside, the C-HR GR Sport adopts a red-and-grey theme, with the steering wheel and shift lever sporting a perforated leather finish with red stitching.

Rear privacy glass, LED headlights and heated front seats are equipped as standard.

The C-HR GR Sport will be available with the same 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre petrol-electric hybrid powertrains as the standard car. Prices for the 1.8 version will start from £31,395, rising to £33,015 for cars fitted with the 2.0-litre unit.

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artill 21 January 2021

Of the small tall cars, the CH-R has always been one of the better looking, and will be reliable for years to come. However the Hybrid system is at its best when you take things easy, so i cant see any point in firmer suspension, and particularly not with 19 inch wheels. But its about style really isnt it. If you like the 'sport' styling why not?

It does seem like an awful lot of money for what it is, but i keep finding myself think that about so many new cars.

 

xxxx 21 January 2021

Oh dear, motorsport inspired, Really! And 31.4k for something so slow they conveniently left out the 0 to 60 time in the article. Tacky and best avoided, to avoid dissappointment when you put your foot down.

si73 21 January 2021
xxxx wrote:

Oh dear, motorsport inspired, Really! And 31.4k for something so slow they conveniently left out the 0 to 60 time in the article. Tacky and best avoided, to avoid dissappointment when you put your foot down.

It's basically the same as an R line low powered VW, GT line Peugeot, N line Hyundai and ST line ford etc. Just a sports spec, which to my eyes enhances one of the best looking crossovers out there.

xxxx 21 January 2021
si73 wrote:
xxxx wrote:

Oh dear, motorsport inspired, Really! And 31.4k for something so slow they conveniently left out the 0 to 60 time in the article. Tacky and best avoided, to avoid dissappointment when you put your foot down.

It's basically the same as an R line low powered VW, GT line Peugeot, N line Hyundai and ST line ford etc. Just a sports spec, which to my eyes enhances one of the best looking crossovers out there.

It's also 31.4k for something that's promoted with a motorsport inspired title that takes 11 seconds to get to 60. A BMW 1 Series 128ti isn't much more.

si73 21 January 2021
xxxx wrote:

si73 wrote:
xxxx wrote:

Oh dear, motorsport inspired, Really! And 31.4k for something so slow they conveniently left out the 0 to 60 time in the article. Tacky and best avoided, to avoid dissappointment when you put your foot down.

It's basically the same as an R line low powered VW, GT line Peugeot, N line Hyundai and ST line ford etc. Just a sports spec, which to my eyes enhances one of the best looking crossovers out there.

It's also 31.4k for something that's promoted with a motorsport inspired title that takes 11 seconds to get to 60. A BMW 1 Series 128ti isn't much more.

A 1 series isn't a competitor though, hatches are cheaper than SUVs to buy, by your logic I should just say an up GTi is cheaper and quicker. Even a smaller 110 bhp T cross R line isn't much cheaper and has similar if not worse performance, so this isn't so far off its competition, and its performance, like other sport line models is comparable as well. It's the stiffer shocks that would put me off, I like the look of the standard car and this looks even better to my eyes, I don't care or need high performance but do like a car that looks good and drives well. This has received pretty good reviews on how it drives in standard form but I reckon the stiffer suspension will massacre the ride.

soldi 21 January 2021

xxxx = troll

Never a good word to say about anything. Unless it's from JLR.

Best avoided.

xxxx 21 January 2021
soldi wrote:

xxxx = troll

Never a good word to say about anything. Unless it's from JLR.

Best avoided.

Soldi = anti anyone who disagrees with him, just get over it and value others people opinion.

soldi 21 January 2021
xxxx wrote:

soldi wrote:

xxxx = troll

Never a good word to say about anything. Unless it's from JLR.

Best avoided.

Soldi = anti anyone who disagrees with him, just get over it and value others people opinion.

Comedy. The only opinion I have expressed here is that you're a troll. You're not giving an opinion, you're only interested in being nasty. That's my opinion - do you value it?

xxxx 21 January 2021
soldi wrote:

xxxx wrote:

soldi wrote:

xxxx = troll

Never a good word to say about anything. Unless it's from JLR.

Best avoided.

Soldi = anti anyone who disagrees with him, just get over it and value others people opinion.

Comedy. The only opinion I have expressed here is that you're a troll. You're not giving an opinion, you're only interested in being nasty. That's my opinion - do you value it?

Emmm lets see, in the last couple of days I said the new version of the Porsche Taycan was great and Hyundai had nailed it with a new version of the Tuscon yet you think I'm a JLR fanboy.  Just shows how wrong you are, again, now get back to the car you're trying to divert attention from with you usual hate filled rants.

ianp55 9 November 2020

Rear Room In A BRZ/GT86

Trust me there's no useful  rear room in the back of the BRZ/GT86 even if you've got the front seats pushed forward,unless they're children,rear seat passengers who rode in my BRZ didn't walk the same after they got out of my car.

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