When the dirt settles and the Scion make is no more, the currently known Scion FR-S will be rebadged. Toyota’s edition of the car goes by numerous dissimilar names according to the market. It retains its name as Scion in North America, whereas it is sold with the name of Toyota 86 in Australia, Asia, New Zealand, South Africa and South America, Toyota GT86 in New Zealand and Europe again, and as Toyota FT86 in Jamaica and Nicaragua. The number 86 in the name GT86 is a nod to the rear-wheel-drive AE86 Corolla models of the 1980s.
That is a history lesson the Japanese automaker likely will not have to educate its nucleus demographic. Nevertheless, this car’s core demographic of the GT86 most likely bought one previously. There is also a likelihood that the current GT86 will get yet a new name combination, the Toyota FR-S. Therefore, 2017 Toyota GT86 is not a novice due to the fact that the very first discussion about the car was started in 2012. Now, Toyota has a notable plan with a specific goal to overhaul the current GT86 to be introduced for 2017.
2017 Toyota GT86 Facelift, Exterior
The revamped new GT86 is expected to come with the same exterior styling of the outgoing model. However, the new vehicle will undergo some aesthetic changes to display itself as a modern and luxurious vehicle. As a result, the front fascia of the vehicle will be designed in a more aggressive way than that of the outgoing model. The new vehicle is a complete blend of enhanced body design and the modified outside.
The body sheet of the 2017 GT86 is completely redesigned in an artistic way that comes equipped with an attractively restyled hood, redesigned front and back bumpers and a lower wider grill. The headlights are updated with the LED technology will offer a much better illumination projection of a higher variety. In addition to these changes, the revitalizing GT86 is improved with a toughened supporting framework and Sachs Shock absorber. At the rear, the Toyota 86 2017 also gets some minor tweaks. It comes equipped with pleasingly designed LED taillights and a revamped bumper.
2017 Toyota GT 86 Interior
The interior of the 2017 GT 86 is designed in a well-crafted way. The cabin comes equipped with the power steering, which is quite responsive and it offers sufficient grip to the driver to handle the vehicle efficiently. The charcoal dashboard in the cabin is well organized and it looks very stylish and offers a smooth feel. The new GT86 also comes equipped with spacious seats and they are covered with the premium leather material to offer a comfortable ride to its occupants during long distance journeys.
The driver’s seat is offered with a number of settings that allows the driver of the vehicle to have a comfortable drive according to the driving preferences. Necessary attention has also been paid to offer safety to the vehicle and its occupants. As a result, the cabin comes equipped with adequate airbags and other latest safety systems. The latest version of infotainment system assists passengers to have an amusing travel.
In addition to the changes around the interior and exterior, there is an enormous expectation from the enthusiasts that Toyota may support it with a powerful engine that offers high output. To fulfill this expectation, the automaker is going to equip its 2017 Toyota 86 with the latest four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine with the displacement of 2.0 liters to deliver the vehicle and the highest torque output of 156 lbs per foot and the highest power output of 200 ponies, which is 11 ponies more than that of its predecessor. The 2017 Toyota GT86 engine is also finely tuned to offer lesser CO2 emission.
The engine will be coupled with an upgraded six-velocity manual transmission or six-velocity mechanical transmission systems. With the manual transmission, the new GT86 attains the velocity of 60 mph from the start in 7.6 seconds, whereas with the automatic transmission it attains the same speed in 8.2 seconds. With both transmission systems, the maximum velocity of the vehicle will be 140 mph.
Price and release date
It is expected that the 2017 Toyota GT86 released date will be the last quarter of 2016. The new GT86 with the manual transmission will be available at a base price of $ 27,000 whereas with the automatic transmission it will be $ 28,000. It will be available in USA.
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New Toyota GT86 2017 Photos