If you are a fan of matte-finished cars, you are going to love these new Toyotas. For years now, tuning companies have offered the matte look to their clients - and you would see the most common cars, to the rarest ones with this finish. This trend began when BMW offered the Frozen Black M3 to its customers back in 2013. Many other automakers then followed, and now, Toyota is on it too.
As you could see in the photos, the new C-HR and GT86 sports car both got their own matte finishes. Toyota Europe now offers the “Style Selection” option for the C-HR where customers could choose from four exclusive shades including: Metalstream Gray Metallic, Titanium Blue Metallic, Nova White Metallic, and Marlingrau Metallic. For an extra $2,122 (€1,850), customers can get these shades with two unique matte finishes.
Another option customers could add on top of the package would be contrasting onyx black lacquered A and C pillars, side mirrors, roof, and rear spoiler. All these for an extra $160 (€140).
The front wheel drive C-HR comes with a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 144 horsepower, and 139 pound-feet of torque. It is paired with a CVT automatic transmission. Inside, it comes standard with a 7-inch touch screen display, USB ports, steering wheel controls, voice activation, and many more. This model has a starting price of $23,460 in the United States.
Similarly, the European-spec GT86 also gets a number of new matte finishes like Coffee Brown Matte, Bold Black Matte, Metal Grey Matte, Ice Silver Matte, Frosted Blue Matte, and Mamba Green Matte. We don’t know the reason for it but the matte finish for this model is slightly pricier at $2,168 (€1,890). If you want the spoiler to match the rest of the body, that will cost an additional $137 (€120).
For this model, you would want to add some contrast on the non-finished surfaces like the door fold, the door opening area, and the engine compartment. Ideally, you would want to get the Furious Black Metallic foil finish, says Toyota - just be ready to spend an extra $676 (€590). This foil finish is currently exclusive to the European market only.
The rear-wheel drive GT86 comes with a 205 horsepower 2.0-liter flat-four engine, that works with a six-speed manual transmission. It can also be had with an optional six-speed automatic. Since it is a sports car, it is naturally more expensive than the C-HR with a starting price of $26,255.