Toyota adds a more dynamic look and more exclusivity to C-HR with new GR SPORT
- Following Corolla, GR SPORT joins C-HR sharp styling, adding more dynamism and exclusivity
- GR SPORT brings a more emotional version with dedicated, bespoke visual specs - New alloy wheels, Piano Black exterior details, new interior finishing and exclusive bi-tone versions
- In parallel, new C-HIC grade brings unique exterior colour combinations, new allow wheel design and new interiors
- Latest version of Toyota Safety Sense with enhanced pedestrian and cyclist detection and addition of new features such as Intersection Turn Assistance
With the introduction of a new GR SPORT model, and new colour and trim choices for the C-HIC grade, the 2021 Toyota C-HR line-up brings greater refinement, exclusivity and prestige to the striking design language and outstanding dynamic performance that has already awarded the company's C-SUV segment iconic status within the Toyota model range.
Launched in 2016 and positioned as a dynamic crossover combining extravagant looks with the handling prowess to match - yet delivering segment-best emissions performance - the first Toyota C-HR had a powerful impact on the C-SUV segment.
In its first year, the C-HR sold 120,000 units in Europe, instantly achieving a 10% share of the segment. This success story has continued and today, equipped with a segment-unique choice of 1.8 litre, 122 hp or 2.0 litre, 184 hp hybrid powertrains, the CH-R is driven by more than 400,000 Europeans.
Inspired by Toyota's performance-focused GR models and the livery colours of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, the new GR SPORT adds sharper exterior and interior styling to the C-HR's already striking appearance.
Bringing greater elegance and exclusivity to the 2021 C-HIC grade, exterior and interior colour and trim upgrades include new bi-tone colour combinations, 18" alloy wheels and two-tone leather upholstery.
Finally, the entire 2021 C-HR model range is equipped with an updated version of Toyota Safety Sense which incorporates a number of new active safety features, making the C-HR every bit as safe as it is engaging to drive.
C-HR GR SPORT
The bespoke frontal treatment of the GR SPORT 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.
To the side, Piano Black door moulding inserts are complimented by a model-unique 19" alloy wheel design. And the rear features a Black emblem background, Piano Black reflector surrounds, a bespoke under-bumper trim garnish and the GR SPORT logo.
The GR SPORT is available in a choice of nine exclusive bi-tone colour schemes, including a new, model-unique Dynamic Grey finish with a black roof.
On board, 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 and Grey stitching theme.
Further bespoke elements include a perforated leather steering wheel rim, red stitching accents to both the wheel rim and the 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.
The GR SPORT's comprehensive equipment specification also includes privacy glass, smart entry, LED high beam headlamps and auto-fold door mirrors, whilst the main options list includes power operation and heating to the front seats and an outstanding JBL audio system.
Model-bespoke tyres and suspension system and steering tuning have been designed to perceptibly improve the GR SPORT's dynamic behaviour whilst retaining the ride comfort levels of the rest of the C-HR model range.
A premium tyre, the new 19" Continental Premium Contact 6 (225/45) increases front axle grip levels and cornering stiffness, resulting in improved yaw resistance and less understeer when subjected to the same G-force. The new tyre is lighter than the current 18" fitting yet offers the same rolling resistance and similar vehicle CO2 emissions.
Bringing more exclusivity and elegance to the grade, 2021 C-HIC models will be introduced with four new bi-tone exterior colour combinations including a new colour - Oxide Bronze.
New ten-double spoke 18" alloy wheels are also available, and, on board, two-tone Orchid/Black full leather upholstery, power operated front seats and a Grey headliner.
ENHANCED TOYOTA SAFETY SENSE SYSTEMS
The 2021 C-HR model range is equipped with the latest version of Toyota Safety Sense - a set of active safety technologies designed to help prevent or mitigate collisions across a wide range of traffic situations.
Several new features have been added to the Pre-Collision System (PCS). They include Emergency Steering Assist (ESA) linked to daytime pedestrian and Intersection Turn Assistance.
Intersection Turn Assistance provides a warning and automatic braking if the driver turns left or right in front of an oncoming vehicle in the opposite lane, or a pedestrian crossing the road from the opposite direction after the turning.
In addition, the 2021 C-HR further benefits from Lane Trace Assist (LTA) system that helps to keep you on track and centred in the lane and if it judges that there is a risk of the vehicle’s deviating from its lane, it will apply force to the steering in order to assist the driver in avoiding lane departure.
Additional new driver support and safety enhancing systems include Full Range Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), combined with Road Sign Assist into Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, which allow to easily adapt the cruising speed to match speed as shown by traffic signs.
Sales of the 2021 new C-HR GR SPORT will begin from January 2021 while C-HIC will be in showrooms already from November 2020, depending on markets.
Note: C-HR equipment might differ according to markets.