Toyota has introduced the 2020 C-HR crossover in the Japanese market. In order to attract enthusiasts, Toyota has also added a new GR Sport variant to the C-HR line-up. The Toyota C-HR GR Sport variant comes with visual flair from the Toyota Gazoo Racing motorsports division.
In terms of styling changes, the Toyota C-HR facelift receives larger lower grille that incorporates upper air intake that extends towards the corners of the front bumper. It gets new head-lamps with LED lighting as standard, while the higher variants get projector units with daytime running lights and sequential indicators into a single “eyebrow” graphic. At the back, the SUV gets updated tail-lights with blocky graphics, and a new gloss black spoiler.
The Toyota C-HR GR Sport variant comes with aggressive front fascia. It gets more angular grille, larger corner air inlets and a separate air-intake under the grille. The Sport variant rides on massive 19-inch Y-spoke dual-tone alloy wheels. Inside the cabin, the GR Sport comes equipped with a smaller-diameter steering wheel from the facelifted 86, sports seat, aluminium pedals, dark silver interior scheme and GR badges on the seats, steering and start/stop button.
The 2020 Toyota C-HR comes fitted with a Display Audio infotainment system with SmartDeviceLink smartphone mirroring, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. The crossover gets a Data Communications Module (DCM) that allows addition of optional T-Connect remote vehicular tracking and operator-enabled services like an emergency call function. For safety and security, the C-HR gets autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist. Adding to it, the crossover comes with an optional rear cross traffic auto brake and 360-degree camera.
The Japanese-spec Toyota C-HR is powered by a 8AR-FTS 1.2-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine paired to a CVT unit. This engine produces 115PS and 185Nm of torque. A six-speed manual gearbox with re-matching also comes as optional. The hybrid version gets 94bhp 2ZR-FXE 1.8L Atkinson-cycle engine and a 72bhp electric motor, with combined 122bhp and a WLTP rated fuel economy of 25kmpl.
The Toyota C-HR GR Sport variant is available with petrol engine option with the manual gearbox. This model gets centre floor brace for improved structural rigidity, specially-tuned springs, dampers, anti-roll bar and steering wheel for improved driving experience.