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The Toyota 86 Hakone Edition Celebrates A Legendary Japanese Road

The US-bound Hakone Edition pays homage to Japan's famous Hakone Turnpike

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Guess what - it’s another limited-edition Toyota 86! This one’s bound for the US, hence the lack of ‘GT’ in the name, and before you ask - no, it doesn’t have any more power than the standard model.

It’s called the Hakone Edition, so called because it’s a vehicular celebration of Hakone Turnpike, a challenging toll road south-west of Tokyo.

Toyota - The Toyota 86 Hakone Edition Celebrates A Legendary Japanese Road - News

Finished in ‘Hakone green’ and sitting on 17-inch “twisted spoke” bronze wheels, it looks rather familiar. There’s a good reason why - what you’re looking here is best thought of as a US version of the JDM-only British Green Limited 86.

Toyota - The Toyota 86 Hakone Edition Celebrates A Legendary Japanese Road - News

The interior is much the same, too, featuring two-tone tan/black Alcantara seats. There’s a tan Toyota 86 logo embroidered into the passenger side of the dash, and contrast stitching liberally spread around the cabin. As a finishing touch, Hakone Edition 86s will also be supplied with tan key fob covers. Lovely.

As far as equipment goes, you’ll find dual-zone climate control, heated seats, cruise control and a ‘Smart Key System’ all fitted as standard.

Toyota - The Toyota 86 Hakone Edition Celebrates A Legendary Japanese Road - News

Up front you’ll find the usual 2.0-litre, naturally-aspirated boxer-four, putting out 201bhp and 156lb ft. Opt for the automatic instead of the six-speed manual, and that drops to 196bhp and 151lb ft.

We don’t know how much it costs yet, but Toyota has revealed that the Hakone Edition will be available from Autumn 2019 for the 2020 model year.