Apollo Blue Toyota 86 arrives in the backdrop of sales milestone

Toyota is introducing a new paint hue to the popular 86 coupe in the backdrop of its 20,000 sales in Australia.

The striking paint job, called Apollo Blue, is available exclusively on GTS variants fitted with the factory performance kit launched earlier this year.

The optional performance kit, available on all 86 variants, comprises larger Brembo performance brakes for supreme stopping power, specially tuned Sachs performance dampers to boost handling stability and responsiveness, plus anthracite-coloured 10-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels.

It is priced $2,200 on the GTS grade and $2,900 for the GT – taking into account the kit’s inclusion of bigger wheels than the standard GT 16-inch alloys.

GTS buyers can combine the performance pack with the new Apollo Blue colour plus a black leather-accented interior trim and a unique black finish for the wheels, exterior mirrors and rear spoiler – all for an option price of $2,950.

Cementing its place in Toyota history, the 86 is the first Toyota sports car to pass 20,000 sales Down Under since the Celica, which achieved the cumulative feat in 1975.

Average annual sales for 86 at more than 3,300 vehicles over its six-year life are higher than for Celica which averaged around 3,200 cars a year over its 35-year life.

The achievement is even more remarkable when compared with total sales for Toyota’s other iconic sports cars: the Supra reached 2,895 local sales while the MR2 totalled 3,451 cars.

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