Toyota launches Australia-bound 86 Blackline Edition image

The Japanese automaker, the largest in the world, has just released the new 86 Blackline Edition in Australia, for added sporty flair bestowed on its GT-86 coupe.

The coupe has been clad in motorsport-inspired elements, with the limited series featuring a White Liquid exterior paint complete with black stripes on the hood and roof. The GT-86 also uses a TRD body kit that comes nicely fitted with a front spoiler, modified side skirts, a three-piece rear spoiler, as well as a more dynamic back bumper. Customers also can have HID headlights, LED daytime running lamps, as well as the smart keyless entry system. The two-tone paradigm has also been carried inside where we found red Alcantara inserts on the black leather seats, stainless steel door sill plates, a dual-zone climate control system, as well as an infotainment system with GPS navigation and a standard rearview camera using a 6.1-inch display.

While the new 86 Blackline Edition comes nicely finished in sportier clothing, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine has remained untouched and thus continues to deliver the same amount of grunt: 197 bhp (147 kW) and 151 lb-ft (205 Nm) of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. Only 450 units will be produced and of those only 200 vehicles will feature the auto gearbox – costing $40,490 AUD (the manual retails for $37,990 AUD).