TOYOTA will launch its first GR Sport model in Australia when the C-HR GR Sport goes on sale in late November, with the introduction of the new model coming off the back of huge demand for the GR Yaris.
The new offering will help Toyota deliver on its promise of offering customers a growing range of exciting, stylish performance cars under the banner of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing.
“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 line-up for 17 years, but together with the new GR Yaris that arrives next month, we are well and truly back on the performance track,” Toyota Australia VP of sales and marketing Sean 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 line-up,” he added.
“The new C-HR GR Sport is exactly that, offering customers greater driving enjoyment and bold purposeful styling that deliver the exhilarating feeling at the heart of all GR products,” Hanley said.
“And just like the dedicated GR cars, the performance-enhanced GR Sport models are inspired by the lessons and technology derived from Toyota’s championship-winning motorsports program.”
Based on the C-HR GXL Hybrid 2WD, it features a range of body enhancements including a more aggressive front end with a unique front bumper, grille and headlights.
Big 19-inch alloys shod with low profile tyres further enhance the sports aesthetic while inside, there are model features bespoke trim highlights and sports seats.
Keeping true to the GR brand, it’s not just about looks, with uprated suspension tuned for sporty driving. A range of eight colours, including three two-tone colour ways, including Crystal Pearl, Hornet Yellow or Feverish Red with a black roof.
The 2021 Toyota C-HR GR Sport is priced from $37,665 plus on-roads, and benefits from the Toyota Service Advantage capped price servicing program, that costs just $200 per service with 12-month/15,000km intervals.