The facelifted Toyota C-HR has gone on sale in its dwelling market of Japan, and in a bit to extend its sporting pretensions, the automotive has been given a brand new GR Sport variant, getting some visible aptitude from the Toyota Gazoo Racing motorsports division.
Normal styling revisions for the facelift embody a decrease grille that’s now even bigger than earlier than, incorporating the higher air consumption and increasing wider in the direction of the corners of the entrance bumper. The entrance lip can also be painted for a extra dynamic look.
The top- and tail lights have additionally been redesigned – the previous now comes with LED lighting as normal, and better grades get projector items that mix the daytime working lights and sequential indicators right into a single “eyebrow” graphic. On these range-topping fashions, the tail lights additionally characteristic blocky graphics and are joined collectively by a brand new gloss black spoiler.
Added to that, the GR Sport beneficial properties a extra aggressive entrance fascia, just like other similarly-badged models in Toyota’s lineup. The grille is extra angular, making house for bigger nook air inlets, and there’s additionally a separate consumption below the grille. It additionally sits on large 19-inch Y-spoke dual-tone alloy wheels.
Modifications are fewer inside, with the one addition being the Orchid Brown color scheme. Right here, the GR Sport will get a number of distinctive options of its personal, equivalent to a smaller-diameter steering wheel from the facelifted 86, sports activities seats, darkish silver inside trim, aluminium pedals and a smattering of GR badges on the seats, steering wheel and even the starter button.
Toyota is becoming all fashions with a Show Audio infotainment system, replete with SmartDeviceLink smartphone mirroring and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The automotive additionally will get a Information Communications Module (DCM) that allows the addition of non-compulsory T-Join distant vehicular monitoring and operator-enabled companies, the latter together with a concierge and an emergency name perform.
The C-HR continues to return as normal in Japan with the Toyota Security Sense suite of driver help methods, together with autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise management and lane preserving help. New options embody the clever clearance sonar to protect towards pedal misapplication, in addition to the non-compulsory rear cross visitors auto brake and 360-degree digicam system.
Whereas different markets will obtain a extra highly effective 184 hp 2.zero litre Hybrid mannequin, the JDM mannequin troopers on with the identical two powertrain choices as earlier than. The primary is a 8AR-FTS 1.2 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with 115 PS and 185 Nm of torque, paired to a CVT. For the primary time, Japanese consumers additionally get an choice of a six-speed handbook transmission with rev-matching.
The only Hybrid mannequin continues to utilise a 94 hp/142 Nm 2ZR-FXE 1.eight litre Atkinson-cycle engine and a 72 hp/163 Nm electrical motor, delivering a mixed 122 hp and a WLTP-rated gas effectivity determine of as much as 25.eight km per litre. The GR Sport variant is accessible with both engine alternative, with the petrol model solely obtainable with the handbook gearbox.
The GR Sport fashions additionally get a number of under-the-skin tweaks, equivalent to a centre flooring brace to enhance structural rigidity, in addition to specially-tuned springs, dampers, anti-roll bar and steering for a extra dynamic driving expertise. The facelifted C-HR goes on sale in Japan right now, with costs starting from 2,367,000 yen (RM91,100) to three,095,000 yen (RM119,100).