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Following the Corolla GR Sport, the new model gets suspension upgrades and more aggressive styling
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9 November 2020

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.

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.

More details regarding pricing and further specification will be released closer to the model’s launch in early 2021.

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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.

ianp55 9 November 2020

Toyota C-HR GR Sport

I do think that the C-HR is one of the sharpest looking SUV's on the market and these additions make it look much sharper, but it'd be great if Toyota gave the C-HR the full fat Gazoo Racing treatment like they've done with the Yaris. It would be a handy range filler between the Yaris GR and the Supra.

scrap 9 November 2020

I've been in the back of one

I've been in the back of one of these and it's really horrid - gloomy, oppressive and cheap. The actually space is not bad but it's so dark and nasty in there you feel really hemmed in and want to get out after 5 minutes. So don't buy one if there are regularly more than 2 people in the car. And if that's the case, do yourself a favour and buy a GT86 instead.

Peter Cavellini 9 November 2020

A Rav maybe?

scrap wrote:

I've been in the back of one of these and it's really horrid - gloomy, oppressive and cheap. The actually space is not bad but it's so dark and nasty in there you feel really hemmed in and want to get out after 5 minutes. So don't buy one if there are regularly more than 2 people in the car. And if that's the case, do yourself a favour and buy a GT86 instead.

So, there's more room in an 86 then?

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