We tested the GR Sport version of thenew Toyota C-HR Hybrid 184 hp model year 2021. Compared to the GR Sport version, the Collection version has a body-colored front spoiler, 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome window trim, leather and alcantara upholstery with Toyota C-HR embossing, a heated steering wheel and a parking assistance system. The price is €39,500 excluding options.
The rest of the C-HR is an urban SUV with suggestive lines and dynamic driving dynamics. Its new 184 hp engine with torque available from low revs makes it a pleasure to drive, but any desire to be sporty will be hampered by an e-CVT transmission that smoothes out the engine’s behavior. It’s a shame, especially since the trunk volume is only 358 litres. Unfortunately, the infotainment system is aging too. The C-HR does make up for it in terms of range, however, with an average fuel consumption of 5.5 liters over a combined cycle.