The Toyota 86 will welcome a number of changes for 2017 with Toyota focusing primarily on improving how the model performs.
Following in the Subaru BRZ‘s footsteps (details here), the 2017 Toyota 86 update includes extra power and torque for the manual version with the 86 now boasting 152kW and 212Nm – up from 147kW/205Nm.
The extra go for the manual transmission-equipped Toyota 86 comes from revised intake and exhaust systems, modified pistons, a more rigid cylinder block and a differential gear-ratio change.
While the 2017 Toyota 86 also welcomes:
- Stiffer chassis
- Retuned suspension
- Improved aerodynamics
- New ‘track’ mode that adjusts stability and traction control settings
- Interior changes including smaller steering wheel diameter and G-force monitor
- Revised external styling – including new grille and deeper rear bumper design
- Prices increases ranging from $300 to $800
Tony Cramb from Toyota Australia says the changes make the 86 an even more attractive sports car proposition.
“These updates for the Toyota 86 are focused on improving the responsiveness, balance and handling of a car that is already rated in the same league as some legendary sports cars,”
“It demonstrates the passion within Toyota for designing and engineering cars that look great and provide engaging driving dynamics - a passion that is attracting new, younger customers to the Toyota brand.”
Prices for the 2017 Toyota 86 range kick off from $30,790.