Toyota C-HR amplified with new GR Sport model

Toyota’s popular compact SUV handed the Gazoo Racing treatment

Reuben Van Niekerk
Toyota Gazoo

Toyota has revealed exciting additions to the acclaimed C-HR crossover for European markets. Inspired by Toyota’s performance-focused GR models and livery colours of Toyota Gazoo Racing, the new GR Sport adds sportier interior and exterior styling to the C-HRs already striking appearance.


What is different?

As with other GR Sport models it receives revised suspension tuning, bespoke alloy wheels and other GR-inspired trim.


The unique frontal treatment includes a black emblem background and headlamp housings, a Piano Black finish to the centre bumper and fog lamp surrounds, a dark chrome grille and a new, more aggressively styled front spoiler.


On the side, piano black door moulding inserts are complimented by model unique 19-inch alloys. The rear features a black emblem background, piano black reflector surrounds, a bespoke under-bumper trim garnish and GR Sport logo.


Inside, the GR Sport features a new cool silver cabin finish and a choice of alcantara trimmed leather or all-fabric seat upholstery, both enhanced by a GR-inspired Red or Grey stitching theme.


Further bespoke elements include a perforated leather steering wheel rim, red stitching accents to both the wheel rim and gear lever gaiter, model unique scuff plates, the GR Sport logo, a GR stop/start button and a GR start-up animation in the driver’s instrument binnacle TFT screen.


Driving dynamics

Model specific tyres, suspension and steering tuning have been designed to perceptibly improve the GR Sports dynamic behaviour whilst retaining the ride comfort levels of the rest of the C-HR model range.


When will it be available?

The Toyota C-HR GR Sport is yet to be confirmed for South African introduction