New 2021 Toyota C-HR GR Sport on sale now from £31,395

The performance-inspired Toyota C-HR GR Sport crossover features a racy makeover and new suspension

Toyota has launched the new C-HR GR Sport in the UK - a sportier take on the standard crossover, intended to rival other warmed up trim SUVs like the  SEAT Ateca FR Sport and Ford Kuga ST-Line.

Prices for the new Toyota C-HR GR Sport start from £31,395 for the entry-level 1.8-litre variant. The more powerful 2.0-litre model bumps this figure up to £33,015.

The restyled C-HR has been designed by Toyota’s in-house tuning company, Gazoo. It features a more aggressive body kit, with a deeper front splitter, a lower diffuser and some new black door mouldings. It also rides on newly designed 19-inch alloy wheels, while acquiring new dark-tinted LED headlights and a black spoiler for the tailgate.

There’s also some new black wheel arch cladding, a dark chrome radiator grille and a handful of GR Sport badges dotted around the car’s panels. The exterior makeover is rounded off with a choice of eight two-tone paint finishes – each of which come with a contrasting black roof.

Inside, buyers get a sports steering wheel, GR Sport branded treadplates and a choice of either Alcantara or fabric seat upholstery – both of which feature red and grey stitching. Heated seats and rear privacy glass also come as standard, while a premium JBL stereo system can be specced as an optional extra.

Toyota has made a few chassis tweaks, too, including stiffer springs and dampers, thicker anti-roll bars and a revised steering system, all of which, the company says, will help to limit body roll and make the C-HR more engaging to drive.

Despite the sporty looks, though, the crossover’s engine line-up is procured from the standard car’s. The 1.8-litre unit petrol develops 120bhp, while the 2.0-litre version has 181bhp – and both engines will send drive to the front wheels via a CVT gearbox, returning claimed fuel economy figures in excess of 50mpg.

What do you make of the new Toyota C-HR GR Sport? Let us know in the comments section below…


Toyota C-HR review
Toyota C-HR - front
Toyota C-HR

Toyota C-HR review

The compact Toyota C-HR crossover offers daring design, hybrid drive and decent handling
19 Jun 2020

Most Popular

'Genesis’s aim is to lure Jaguar Land Rover customers'

'Genesis’s aim is to lure Jaguar Land Rover customers'

Mike Rutherford thinks luxury brand Genesis could take sales away from Jaguar Land Rover when it lands in the UK
1 Mar 2021
New 2021 Volvo C40 joins brand’s electric car line-up
Volvo C40 - front
Volvo C40

New 2021 Volvo C40 joins brand’s electric car line-up

The new Volvo C40 Recharge will take on electric car rivals such as the Tesla Model 3 and forthcoming Audi Q4 e-tron
2 Mar 2021
Nissan Re-Leaf: the electric car with an emergency power bank
Nissan Re-Leaf - header
Nissan Leaf

Nissan Re-Leaf: the electric car with an emergency power bank

The Nissan Re-Leaf concept shows how a family EV could power disaster-relief operations
1 Mar 2021