Toyota has registered a trademark for the “C-HR GR Sport” nameplate, suggesting the firm’s compact crossover will before long acquire a sports activities-impressed trim-stage. The styling deal will act as the flagship model for the normal-problem C-HR array, giving levels of competition for the Nissan Juke Tekna+ and Volkswagen T-Roc R-Line.

Like Toyota’s existing Yaris GR Sport and Corolla GR Sport designs, the C-HR GR Sport will use the very same mechanicals as the normal C-HR crossover, but it’ll characteristic a sporty exterior styling deal impressed by the impending functionality-centered 250bhp C-HR GR.

We expect that the jazzed-up GR Sport will start later this year. The model need to be fairly straightforward for Toyota to generate, as it necessitates only minimum alterations to the crossover’s overall body and inside. It need to also verify to be as lucrative as the firm’s existing GR Sport designs – the two of which have savored sales achievements in the United kingdom.

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Revisions over the normal-problem C-HR need to include things like broader entrance and rear bumpers, deeper aspect skirts, much larger alloy wheels, privacy glass and a pair of LED headlamps. Like the Corolla GR Sport, potential buyers need to also get a pair of sports activities seats and a reupholstered inside.

As the C-HR GR Sport is a purely cosmetic trim deal, it’ll be available with the crossover’s normal array of engines. Purchasers will be available a preference of two four-cylinder hybrid powertrains – either a 120bhp 1.8-litre or a 181bhp 2.-litre device.

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