• Toyota Europe unveils a new CH-R derivative sporting a Gazoo Racing Sport badge.
• The GR Sport model benefits from cosmetic changes to the interior and exterior.
• GR Sport models receive revised suspension tuning and bespoke alloy wheels.
Toyota Europe unveiled its CH-R compact crossover replete with GR Sport flavour. The model benefits from Gazoo Racing, the company's motorsport team, styling cues inside and out. It also has an upgraded specification including privacy glass and LED headlights.
Toyota South Africa says local introduction has not been confirmed.
Inspired by Toyota's performance-focused GR models and the livery colours of Gazoo Racing.
GR Sport represents the second tier in the GR-pyramid and encompasses bespoke visual and handling treatment. These models receive revised suspension tuning, bespoke alloy wheels and other GR-inspired trim.
The bespoke frontal treatment of the GR Sport includes a Black emblem background and headlamp housings, a Piano Black finish to the centre bumper and fog lamp surrounds, a dark chrome grille and a new front spoiler.
To the side, Piano Black door moulding inserts are complimented by a model-unique 19" alloy wheel design. Move around to the rear and the CH-R features a black emblem background, piano black reflector surrounds, a bespoke under-bumper trim garnish and the GR Sport logo, the carmaker says.
The GR Sport is available in a choice of nine exclusive bi-tone colour schemes, including a new, model-unique Dynamic Grey finish with a black roof.
Inside expect a new 'cool silver' finish to the cabin and a choice of alcantara-trimmed leather or all-fabric seat upholstery wearing GR-inspired red and grey stitching.
Toyota says they've added further unique elements including a perforated leather steering wheel rim, red stitching accents to both the wheel rim and the gear lever gaiter, model unique scuff plates, the GR Sport logo, a GR stop/start button and a GR start-up animation in the driver's instrument binnacle TFT screen.
There are practical upgrades to the GR Sport too, with the model featuring privacy glass, keyless entry, LED high beam headlamps and auto-fold door mirrors.
The GR Sport models do not feature engine upgrades, however it has received unique tyres and tweaks to the suspension system and steering.
The CH-R GR Sport wears a new, lighter 19" Continental Premium Contact 6 (225/45) for increased front axle grip levels and cornering stiffness, says the carmaker.