Toyota C-HR wins motorsport-inspired GR Sport version for 2021

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Toyota gave 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 was developed with input from Toyota’s Le Mans and WRC-winning performance division, which plays an important role in the expansion of the Japanese brand’s lineup, helping to create of the GR Supra and GR Yaris.

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

The addition of a more aggressive front spoiler and black door moldings further accentuates the sportier appearance of the GR Sport, while the rear gains black reflector frames and a new trim panel under the bumper.

The C-HR GR Sport is based on a set of new two-tone models inspired by performance 19 inch alloy rims and gets suspension revisions that are supposed to “improve roll and pitch control”.

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

Buyers can choose from eight new paint colors to complement the black details, including an exclusive combination of gray and black. Inside, the C-HR GR Sport adopts a red and gray theme, with the steering wheel and shifter sporting a perforated leather finish with red stitching.

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

The C-HR GR Sport will be available with the same 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter gasoline-electric hybrid powertrains as the standard car.

More details on pricing and other specifications will be released closer to the model’s launch in early 2021.

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