Toyota C-HR Gets TRD, Modellista Style Treatment
Sporty styling packages from TRD and Modellista will take Toyota’s C-HR baby SUV to the next level aesthetically.
Toyota’s all-new C-HR has already got some striking styling, but a new range of sporty extras from the Japanese car giant’s in-house teams at Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and Modellista promise to take the baby SUV to the next level in terms of aesthetics.
Coming to Australian shores in February 2017, the Toyota C-HR is already billed as a sporty, premium take on the traditional small SUV. But the two distinct styling packs from TRD and Modellista, each with its own specific finishes and details, will offer very different looks for interested buyers.
First up, there’s the TRD “Extreme Style” package for the C-HR (shown above), which pays homage to Toyota’s rally history, with its bold, red mud flaps; faux metal front bash plate; and black wheel-arch cladding. There are also a set of specially picked 16-inch alloy wheels (available in silver or black).
Next is the TRD “Aggressive Style” package (shown above), which features an enormous, super-low, JDM-inspired front bumper; new side skirts; a lip spoiler at the rear; and a new rear diffuser.
The tiny SUV doesn’t get just exterior modifications, though. There’s also a range of handling-focused extras too, such as a motion control beam; push-button start; and tyre pressure monitoring. Sports seat covers and new door handle covers finish off the look of the interior.
Modellista, meanwhile, has come up with its own packs, which while not quite as sporty, are head-turning nevertheless.
The two kits shown below (the Elegant Ice Style version in white and the Boost Impulse Style type in yellow) can be taken advantage of with either 17- or 19-inch alloy wheels and sport side skirts, as well as front and rear bumpers.
Unfortunately, it looks like the TRD and Modellista styling packages won’t be available to Australian buyers, with Toyota Australia product public relations manager Stephen Coughlan saying there are no plans right now to offer the kits locally.
“We have no plan to offer any of those items, but I can confirm that the C-HR will be accompanied by a broad range of accessories when it launches in late February next year,” he said.
However, he did promise that Australian buyers won’t be disappointed with the broad range of accessories available for the C-HR when it’s launched.