Toyota has registered a trademark for the “C-HR GR Sport” nameplate, suggesting the firm’s compact crossover will quickly obtain a sporting activities-inspired trim-stage. The styling package deal will act as the flagship design for the common-challenge C-HR array, providing competitiveness for the Nissan Juke Tekna+ and Volkswagen T-Roc R-Line.
Like Toyota’s current Yaris GR Sport and Corolla GR Sport styles, the C-HR GR Sport will use the identical mechanicals as the common C-HR crossover, but it’ll element a sporty exterior styling package deal inspired by the approaching effectiveness-concentrated 250bhp C-HR GR.
We anticipate that the jazzed-up GR Sport will start later on this year. The design ought to be fairly quick for Toyota to generate, as it demands only small improvements to the crossover’s body and inside. It ought to also demonstrate to be as financially rewarding as the firm’s current GR Sport styles – each of which have relished revenue good results in the British isles.
Revisions about the common-challenge C-HR ought to include wider front and rear bumpers, deeper facet skirts, larger alloy wheels, privateness glass and a pair of LED headlamps. Like the Corolla GR Sport, purchasers ought to also get a pair of sporting activities seats and a reupholstered inside.
As the C-HR GR Sport is a purely cosmetic trim package deal, it’ll be supplied with the crossover’s common array of engines. Potential buyers will be supplied a selection of two 4-cylinder hybrid powertrains – possibly a 120bhp 1.eight-litre or a 181bhp 2.-litre unit.
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