Toyota Australia has added again to its C-HR small SUV range with the sporty-looking 2021 Toyota C-HR GR Sport hitting local dealerships late this month. Instead of being a full performance model like the recently introduced GR Yaris, the C-HR GR Sport is like Hyundai’s N-Line range with similar styling but not performance to the GR range.
Toyota Australia Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said the launch of the C-HR GR Sport demonstrated Toyota’s commitment to expanding the availability of GR inspired cars and delivering the driving thrills and style demanded by enthusiast customers.
“When we launched our GR performance brand last year with the GR Supra, Toyota hadn’t had a serious high-performance sports car in its lineup for 17 years, but together with the new GR Yaris that arrives next month, we are well and truly back on the performance track,” Mr Hanley said.
“Now with the imminent arrival of the first GR Sport model, we are extending the GR feeling to customers who may not want a high performance race-bred sports car, but still desire a car with sporty styling and a degree of performance modifications to set it apart from the standard Toyota lineup.
Based on the entry-level C-HR GXL – but with the 90kW 1.8-litre hybrid drivetrain instead of the 1.2-litre turbo petrol – the C-HR GR Sport adds a number of sporty details including 19-inch wheels, a body kit, sports seats, the steering wheel and firmer suspension to complete the GR Sport transformation.
This is on top of kit such as LED lighting, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and start, automatic emergency braking (AEB), blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite navigation and adaptive cruise control.
Toyota is yet to announce pricing for the 2021 Toyota C-HR GR Sport but will do so before the late November launch of the C-HR GR Sport.