Toyota GT86: Light fitness training

Köln, 17 March 2016

The words "new" or "Reissue" skimp on automakers truly does not. Often a model care, enough so to advertise the vehicle. So it's now even Toyota with the GT86, whose revised at the New York Auto Show (25 March to 3 April 2016) as world premiere will be shown.

Fresh look for more customers

The refresher is always necessary: since 2012 the Toyota GT86 on the market, the demand in Germany is very manageable. Just 24 cars were registered in February 2016. For comparison: by the conceptually similar, but brand new MX-5 Mazda deposed 412 copies. Therefore, the GT86 from autumn 2016 is pepped up, especially optical: a larger grille, revised headlamps and a modified bumper are new front. Rear LED tail lamps light up, the alloy wheels get a new look.

Wertigerer Interior

The relatively cheap material appearance was often criticized in the cockpit. Toyota repair here: the offer leather Alcantara sport seats and a dashboard covered with suede back optional. The material is then also into the door panels. Alternatively, seats with contrast stitching in the option list will be available. Audio control keys are always as standard in future in the steering wheel with GT86 logo.

More power but only in the United States

In the United States, the GT86 was offered by the way so far FR-S as a Scion. After the discontinuation of the lifestyle-Toyota brand, the "new" model is there sold as Toyota 86 as in Asia and South America. The Boxer engine to five PS power increases on the technical side in the US model to 205 HP, peak torque rises by 205 to 211 Newton metres. Performance syringe German GT86 fans would be pleased, but on demand, Toyota tells that in this country only the suspension and damping are modified. At the prices, it keeps your still covered due to lack of information. The GT86 is by the way being built at Subaru. The sister model Subaru gt also benefits from maintaining model, the changes are not visible but still in New York. (rh)