Toyota C-HR gets the aftermarket treatment

The all-new Toyota C-HR is a bold step for Toyota, and one that establishes a new direction amongst mid-sized crossovers. The C-HR manages to differentiate in a competitive segment thanks to its striking coupe-like design, its premium styled interior and the dynamic driving experience it offers.

For those customers who want to take the C-HR’s bold styling to the next level, a number of Japanese tuning firms have released a broad range of modifications and aftermarket parts for the car.

TRD

Toyota’s in-house tuning company, TRD or Toyota Racing Development, has designed two new kits for the C-HR. Both give the coupe high-rider a very different impression.

The ‘Extreme’ styling pack has a rally/off-road influence and includes extras such as a front spoiler, front bumper garnish, bulging over-fenders, bright red mud flaps and 18-inch black multi-spoke TRD alloy wheels.

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The second kit is named ‘Aggressive‘. This has more of a Japanese street tuning influence, and as the name suggests makes the C-HR look more menacing thanks to a front spoiler with integrated LED lights, front bumper garnish, side skirts, rear bumper spoiler/diffuser, rear boot spoiler and 18-inch black multi-spoke alloy wheels.

trd-c-hrtrd-c-hr-rearOther parts available from TRD include sports seat covers, a motion control beam for the suspension system, a tyre pressure monitoring system, a start/stop ignition button and door handle protectors.

Modellista

Japanese tuning house, Modellista, has also developed two unique kits for the C-HR.

The first is the ‘Elegant Ice Style’ kit which lowers the overall profile of the car thanks to the addition of a front spoiler, side skirts and a rear skirt. Other touches include a square dual chrome style exhaust tip, chrome accents on the mirrors, doors and door handles and a choice of 17- or 19-inch alloy wheels.

There is also the ‘Boost Impulse Style’ kit that comes complete with a front spoiler with integrated LED lights, a chrome style front grille, aggressive side skirts, rear skirts, boot spoiler, an embedded dual exit exhaust and a choice of 17- or 19-inch five-spoke turbine style alloy wheels.

Kuhl-Racing

Although labelled a work-in-progress, Kuhl-Racing has revealed an aggressive styling kit for the C-HR. It comes complete with a lower profile thanks to the front spoiler, side skirts and a floating rear diffuser. The car’s suspension set-up has also been considerably lowered and cambered as it sits on a set of deep dish Verz-wheels with black centres and a chrome lip.

TOM’S Racing

TOM’S Racing is known for its work tuning Toyota and Lexus cars, although this take on the C-HR is a much more subtle offering than those previously mentioned. It comes complete with a neat front spoiler, understated side skirts, small rear spats, lightweight multi-spoke racing wheels and a tasteful dual exhaust, with twin exits on either side.

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Comments (4)

  1. Hi. I am interested in the Kuhl Racing Kit in Crystal Pearl white colour. If you could please give me a price of kit plus shipment into Australia.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Paul,

      Thanks for getting in touch. We do not supply the Kuhl Racing Kit. Please contact Kuhl distribution on this matter.

      Thanks.

  2. Also, needs a full length glass roof as very dark inside.

    Would like to see the Extreme Version get a multi-mode 4WD system

  3. Great but when can we expect to:

    1. See the complete C-HR TRD Extreme AWD for sale over here in Toyota Dealers at a small price premium (bearing in mind many would already say the standard C-hr is well overpriced compared to the competition)?

    2. See a C-HR (ideally the TRD versions) with between 150-200bhp on a manual gear box – preferably from the use of much larger Li batteries and bigger electric motors / or uprated standard electric motor to give more power without the loss of economy or tax free emissions status?

    3. Get the TRD / C-hr with better equipment included eg front and back parking sensors as standard? – most cars in this class at a much lower price are far better specified as standard and include all round parking sensors – essential on a car you cannot see the front / rear / corners on such as the C-hr’s shape. Given it’s already overpriced compared to the competition, and it’s shape, you can hardly expect customers to have to specify these as an option. It’s also not in Toyota’s interest to omit these as lots of insurance claims = high insurance grouping and lower sales.

    4. Why doesn’t the Extreme Kit use black piano gloss panels as wheel arch extensions and side panels to match the front end instead of cheap looking black plastic that will eventually fade to grey? The car would look much classier if all the matt plastic was replaced with gloss piano panels to match the front.

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