Hakone not part of the plan

Riley Riley

Toyota has released a special Hakone edition of its 86 sports car in the United States.

It’s named after a famous stretch of road that attracts driving enthusiasts about two hours southwest of Tokyo.

The 86 Hakone Edition is painted in Hakone green, with 17 inch twisted spoke bronze wheels and a black spoiler.

The interior features several unique elements, including tan and black Alcantara seats, with a black sliding armrest trimmed in tan with black stitching.

A Toyota 86 logo is embroidered on the passenger-side dashboard, while the steering wheel, parking brake cover and shift boot all get tan stitching.

The door trim, knee pad and dash visor get black stitching, and the boot is trimmed in a unique premium carpet with an embossed 86 logo.

Everyone that purchases an 86 Hakone Edition will receive a pair of tan key gloves and folio cover with a debossed 86 logo and black stitching.

Unfortunately, however, there’s no more power on offer, just the stand 147kW and 205Nm of torque, with a choice of 6-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Based on the GT grade standard equipment includes dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats, anti-theft system and cruise control.

There’s also LED projector-beam headlights; colour-keyed power mirrors; chrome-tipped dual exhaust; front fender-mounted vortex generators; LED fog lights and an aerodynamic floor undercover, a steering wheel with integrated audio and Multi-Information Display controls.

Other features include  Smart Key System, with Push Button Start, remote keyless entry system with lock, two-stage unlock, panic and trunk release.

Sadly, at this stage, Toyota says there are no plans to bring the Hakone to Australia.

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