The 2017 Toyota 86 is a beautifully designed sports car. With the Scion car brand dying, the GT86 (predecessor to the new Toyota 86) seemed to be the perfect torch bearer. Model similarities aside, let’s focus on what the new 2017 Toyota 86 brings to the table. The newly updated model now brings a fresh face, a new name as well some upgrades in key areas. It brings a host of new stlying updates such as LED front headlamps and turn signals, revised bumpers along with LED tail-lights.
The front fascia looks aggressive with its revised intake and it looks great from every angle. The 2017 Toyota 86 has received updates to its interiors with the use of “Grandlux” material on the instrument panel surround. It also gets sporty steering wheel with integrated audi controls. New silver stitching to the seats really improves the interiors on this sports coupe. The only thing that’s lacking on the updated 86 is more horsepower. It has a 2.0 liter engine that produces 205 hp and 211 Nm of torque. It’s not bad but it could have done with some more! But, fear not! Aftermarket upgrades will fix that for you. It also comes with a 6-speed manual transmission with revised ratios. This will allow you to make the most of its engine performance.
It’s a wonderful little sports car but it isn’t a GT car in the true sense. Hence, omitting the GT from its name was a good idea! However, in some markets it will continue to be called GT86. Let’s hope in the next update Toyota will improvise on the performance side of things. But, if it’s any consolation you get Hill Start Assist Control (HSAC). For 2017, they have always tweaked the shocks and the spring rates to improve the handling dynamics of the 86. That should keep things interesting nevertheless!
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