The C-HR GR Sport gets new aggressive body styling, interior stitching and tuned suspension and engine without compromise on the car as a comfortable daily drive.

Toyota has given the Gazoo Racing Sport treatment to its C-HR crossover. Featuring exclusive styling, new wheels and reworked engine and suspension components, the car which has since its launch in 2016 positioned itself strongly in the market adds another leaf to its feather with the C-HR GR Sport. The car follows in the footsteps of the Corolla GR Sport, the car gets a bolder and more aggressive road presence along with a sportier driving experience.

The C-HR GR Sport comes with exclusive detailing on the body, blacked out headlamps and emblem background, black finish bumper and fog lamps, dark chrome grille and a more aggressive spoiler. These visual updates make the car have a more aggressive stance on the road and looks much distinct than its standard sibling. It sits on unique 19in alloys exclusive to the GR Sport. The car is available in nine dual-tone color options.

The cabin features a cool silver finish and comes with the choice of either alcantara-trimmed leather or all-fabric seat upholstery both of which comes with GR red and grey stitching to enhance the sporty look and feel of the car. Perforated leather steering with red stitching and the gear level, GR Sport logo, GR Start/Stop button, digital instrument cluster with exclusive GR Sport animations are the further additions inside. The car also features LED headlamps, auto-fold mirrors, ventilated seats and a punchy JBL audio system.

The GR Sport has enhanced driving dynamics in addition to the looks, with tuned suspension and steering which improve the sportiness while retaining the comfort of C-HR. The 19in Continental Premium Contact 6 tyres enhance the grip for straight line speed as well as cornering grip, improving yaw resistance and reducing understeer in comparison to the standard car while having the same rolling resistance and emissions as the smaller 18in tyre.

Toyota Safety Sense is added to the C-HR, and it brings a lot in terms of safety to the car. Pre collision system, emergency steering assist, intersection turn assistance, Lane Trace assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Road sign assist are some of the features integrated onto the system and available on the C-HR GR Sport and the standard C-HR. Sales of the GR Sport is expected to start in January next year.

Anagh Bhaskar

Anagh Bhaskar

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