2017 Toyota 86 gets more power, better handling and more aggressive styling
Toyota has teased the 2017 Toyota 86 range which will be unveiled at this year’s New York Auto Show.
The range will benefit from a number of mild changes to keep the popular Toyota 86 sportster fresh, including a new grille which Toyota says gives the 86 a more aggressive stance, new bumpers, restyled headlights and redesigned wheels.
Road holding is said to be improved by way of revised shock absorber and spring rates.
Inside, the flagship Toyota 86 GTS features a new “Grandlux” soft touch material on the dash and door trims and finally there will be audio control buttons mounted on the steering wheel, a frustrating omission on the previous version.
Last but not least, Toyota has upped the power and torque outputs on manual Toyota 86 models. The 2.0 litre Boxer engine will develop an extra 4kW and 9Nm and drivers of the manual model will also benefit from Hill Start Assist, a system which prevents the car rolling back on hills.
The 2017 Toyota 86 range will begin arriving in Australian showrooms from the fourth quarter of this year.
The New York Auto Show runs from the 25th of March to the 3rd of April.