Toyota has released details for the C-HR Hybrid GR Sport for Thailand, where it is priced at 1,189,000 baht (RM149,255). This is offered in the country in a sole choice of 1.8 litre hybrid powertrain, and is of the pre-facelift iteration; the mid-lifecycle update for the C-HR made its debut in 2019, in markets such as Japan and Europe.

The 1.8 litre electrified powertrain in the C-HR for markets elsewhere is the 2ZR-FXE Atkinson-cycle engine that is paired with a 72 hp/163 Nm electric motor, together providing a total system output of 122 hp. Toyota claims a fuel consumption figure of 24.4 km per litre, or 4.09 l/100 km.

In Europe, the facelifted C-HR GR Sport – in addition to the 122 hp 1.8 litre powertrain – gets the 2.0 litre Hybrid Dynamic Force engine, which is rated at 184 hp. The Japan-market model gets the 8AR-FTS 1.2 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol. New to the crossover in the GR Sport variant is sports suspension, courtesy of a set of revised springs and dampers.

Visual cues identifying the GR Sport variant of the C-HR is comprised of a body kit that includes a front bumper extension, LED fog lamps, side skirts, rear bumper trim as well as GR badging in front and GR Sport branding at the rear. Rolling stock is a set of 18-inch alloy wheels of a new design for the GR Sport.

Inside, the C-HR Hybrid GR Sport gets GR branding on its specially-designed seats with grey stitching, while the perforated-leather steering wheel also gets a GR badge. This is joined by an engine starter button that is also adorned with GR branding.

Active safety features in the C-HR Hybrid GR Sport for Thailand include Toyota Safety Sense, which packs dynamic radar cruise control (across the full speed range) with lane tracing assist, lane departure alert with steering assist, as well as autonomous emergency braking and automatic high beam.

In Thailand, the Toyota C-HR Hybrid GR Sport is available in three colours – Attitude Black Mica with silver roof, Premium Red with black roof, and for a 7,000 baht (RM878) premium, Platinum White Pearl with black roof.