Toyota 86 Hakone Edition Is the Classiest 86 Yet
It’s been about seven years now since the much-anticipated sports car then known as the Scion FR-S now known as the Toyota 86 arrived on the US market, and in recent months there’s been a lot of speculation about what is to become of the aging vehicle.
While we still don’t have many details on a follow up to the 86 or its platform mate the Subaru BRZ, Toyota has regularly released special editions of the 86, and the latest one might be the most attractive one yet.
Named after an iconic and scenic stretch of Japanese driving road called the Hakone Turnpike, the 2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition is mechanically identical to the 86 GT Grade, but has several aesthetic touches to set it apart.
First off there’s the paint. It’s a handsome shade that Toyota calls Hakone Green, and the exterior treatment also includes a black-colored rear spoiler and a set of bronze 17-inch wheels.
Inside, the Hakone Edition gets tan and black Alcantara seats along with unique badging, and the overall theme is one that feels more elegant than your typical Japanese tuner car.
Pricing for the car hasn’t yet been announced, but it should be similar to previous 86 special versions like 2019's TRD Special Edition, which was priced at about $32,000.
Like everyone else, we are itching for news on the next generation Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ, but the Hakone Edition shows the current car can still be plenty appealing. It will be available this fall.