European customers can now get their Toyota C-HR and GT86 in matte finishes

Article by Christian A., on July 18, 2017

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.

Press Release

Matte finishes for Toyota C-HR and GT86

High-quality matt-foils look not only good, but also protect the original lacquer. Toyota is addressing the ongoing trend towards muted color, and now offers a range of attractive, matt-finished foils for the compact crossover Toyota C-HR and its sports car GT86.

The futuristic SUV Coupé Toyota C-HR is the ideal basis for a modern matt-foiling. Exclusive for the "Style Selection" equipment line, Toyota also offers the four standard factory finishes (Metalstream gray metallic, Titanium blue metallic, Nova white perleffekt and Marlingrau metallic) in two matte finishes. For a price of 1.850 euros, the four color variants available as standard in this equipment variant are matt-finished. The A- and C-pillars, exterior mirrors as well as the roof and rear spoiler remain unfiltered, so that the shiny factory-side onyx-black contrast lacquer remains visible. Alternatively there is the possibility of the contrast lacquer finish also in matt finish (140 euros surcharge).

The Toyota GT86 is pure racing. This is accompanied by a specially cool appearance. The streamlined design of the street sportsman emphasize six new matt foils in particular. Coffee brown matt, Bold black matt, Metal gray matt, Ice silver matt, Frosted blue matt and Mamba green matt. The price is in each case 1.890 euros. All foils require the choice of a basic finish. Toyota recommends "Furious Black Metallic" (surcharge 590 Euro) for the slightest contrast between the non - folded surfaces (visible basic finish in the door opening area, the door fold, the engine compartment) and the folded outer surfaces. If the outsides of the rear spoiler are also trimmed, 120 Euro extra.

Source: Toyota

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