Based on the mid-range GLS and slotting in below the top spec Exceed, the Blackline, much like the Xtreme, benefits from a series of (not so radical) aesthetics additions namely a black grille, mirror caps, door handles, sports bars and special graphics at the base of the doors.
Available in three monochrome colours; Black, Starlight and Titanium, the Blackline's interior is kept unchanged from the GLS, but comes with equipment such as push-button start, keyless entry and a rear diff-lock normally reserved for the Exceed.
Up front, the 2.4-litre DI-D turbodiesel engine has been left as is with power remaining at 133 kW and torque at 430 Nm. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard with a five-speed automatic optional.
Pricing for the Blackline starts at $43 490 (R402 664) for the manual and at $45 990 (R425 811) for the automatic, but don't expect it to be offered in South Africa anytime soon.