(TORONTO, ON – October 4, 2016) Make every day a rally day with the 2017 Toyota 86 – a perfectly balanced coupe that heralds the return of the sports car to the Toyota brand including new performance and styling updates that are sure to excite.
“With the 2017 Toyota 86, the icon comes home. For decades, fans have embraced legendary sports cars like the 2000GT, the Sports 800 and the Corolla AE86– cars that delivered victories on the track and street cred to the Toyota name,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice-President, Toyota Canada Inc. “For 2017, we’ve drawn upon Toyota performance heritage to create our purest sports car yet – the Toyota 86.”
More than a rebranding of the Scion FR-S, the new Toyota 86 is enhanced with new performance, handling and style.
The 2017 Toyota 86 is offered in two, fully-equipped models:
2017 Toyota 86 with six-speed manual transmission (Starting MSRP: $29,580)
2017 Toyota 86 with six-speed automatic transmission (Starting MSRP: $30,780)
The Toyota 86 is built around a 2.0L four-cylinder horizontally opposed flat 4 Boxer engine. Improvements to the engine for 2017 include stronger a piston head surface and reduced friction for improved fuel efficiency. In addition, the intake system and exhaust manifold have been optimized.
Two transmissions are offered: a six-speed automatic with dynamic rev management, or a six-speed manual. Toyota 86 models with the automatic generate 200 peak horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. Those equipped with the six-speed manual gearbox enjoy a rear differential ratio change – from 4.1 to 4.3 – a torque increase to 156 lb-ft, and a five-horsepower boost to 205 peak horsepower.
All models deliver increased handling stability through a combination of improved aerodynamics, revised shock tuning and a spring rate change. In addition, the Vehicle Stability Control system has been re-calibrated and includes a “Track Mode” to enhance sporty driving, and all models are now equipped with Hill-start Assist Control to help prevent rollback on inclines.
To match this new performance, the Toyota 86 also receives more aggressive styling, with a larger centre intake that emphasizes the low, wide stance of the car. A new front design features reconfigured LED headlamps and turn signals. The rear now sports LED tail lamps. And revised bumper designs grace both ends.
The alloy wheels now feature ultra-thin spokes to provide design contrast and evoke an agile, sensual and emotional impression and 86 logos have been incorporated into a front fender badge and inside the front headlamps. Inside, new seating material with silver stitching welcomes Canadians to the driver-focused cabin. The instrument panel surround and door trim employ new, soft-touch materials. The 86 logo graces the panel and a newly-designed steering wheel with enhanced grip design and integrated controls for the audio system. The 4.2” multi-information display provides a range of data unique to sports cars, including a G meter, a torque curve, a stopwatch and a lap timer. The three-ring design of the meters has been accentuated for a higher-quality finish.
All models are generously equipped with an extensive list of standard equipment, including: eight-speaker, 6,1” Display Audio System with Bluetooth capability, air conditioning, passenger side rear walk-in assist, aluminum sport pedals with rubber inserts, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, cruise control, power adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, and more.
Safety is always standard on a Toyota, so every 2017 Toyota 86 is equipped with active and passive safety features, including six airbags, the Toyota Star Safety System, a backup camera, high-mounted LED stop lamp, and more.
For complete and up-to-date details and specifications on the 2017 Toyota 86, visit http://www.toyota.ca/toyota/en/vehicles/toyota_86/overview
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over 5 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 286 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than seven million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.