The new 2018 Toyota 86 comes as a replacement for the Scion FR-S model. In addition to the nameplate change, the new 86 also comes with several facelifts such as a redesigned front bumper, integrated LED daytime running lights, new-look headlights, and additional soft-touch dashboard and seats materials. More details including the Toyota 86 price and release date are offered below in this review. So keep reading.
The new 2018 Toyota 86 debuted during the 2016 New York International Auto Show. New exterior and interior designs are some of the raft of changes that buyers should look forward to. For one, the car comes with a wider stance, and larger center intake resulting in an aggressive-looking car. On the interior, “Grandlux” material is used on the doors and instrument panel surround.
Spring changes and a revised shock tuning are also among the changes that have yielded better control and agile performance. Other changes include additional horsepower and torque over the model it is replacing. This therefore means that we should expect the four-cylinder 2.0L engine to generate 205 horsepower and 156 pounds feet of torque. Pairing is done via either the available six-speed automatic or the standard six-speed manual transmission system.
The Scion FR-S isn’t the only vehicle that has been replaced, other ones include the Scion iA that now gets a name change to Toyota Yaris iA, and the Scion iM that gets a name change to Toyota Corolla. Once available, the Toyota 86 2018 will face stiff competition from the recently freshened Honda Civic, and the Hyundai Veloster.
The 2018 Honda Civic, for instance, comes equipped with a 1.5L turbocharged, four-cylinder engine that betters the performance of the Toyota 86 by churning out 174 hp and 162 lbs. ft. of torque. The 86 however bests the Civic in terms of value and cabin refinement.
2018 Toyota 86 Release Date & Price
According to multiple sources in the know, the Toyota 86 price is expected to increased slightly over that of the SCion FR-S due to the added features and redesign changes. The FR-S at the moment goes for sale for an MSRP of around $26,000. That said, an increase of a couple of hundred dollars shouldn’t be frowned upon. Exact pricing details will be updated as soon as Toyota makes them available. Its release date, on the other hand, should be expected sometime in early 2018.
2018 Toyota 86 Exterior Pictures
The 86 compares in certain areas as the FR-S and the BR-Z. It comes with a similar hood as the FR-S. The headlights at a glance, too, look familiar to those of the FR-S. LED lighting technology is available for the signal lights and daytime runners. Beneath, you get a larger grille redesigns the fascia. The combination of the redesigns beneath, larger grille, with a black trim insert make the car look like it is snaring at you.
The side profile looks similar in every angle and dimension to that of the FR-S. However, circular “86” emblems below the vent give it a new identity. Also, the inserts and the vent have changed dramatically. In overall, the side skirts of the Toyota 86 appear to be protruding from the body, and are more defined.
Beneath the body are either 17/18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels. Around back, save for minor changes, the Toyota 86 2018 compares much to the FR-S. The taillights get LED technology. More defining body lines are available on the rear fascia. Another aspect that makes it distinct is the aggressive bottom styling. But just like the FR-S, the new Toyota 86 also comes with a single, circular exhaust outlet on each diffuser’s side.
2018 Toyota 86 Interior
Although the interior is more defined, it got the same general design as that of the FR-S. The steering wheel gets a set of audio controls and inserts. But similar to the FR-S it is still round and three spoke. According to Toyota, a new soft-touch material known as “Grandlux” is available on the door trim panels and the entire dash.
The steering wheel, materials on the seals, dash trim, and a shifter boot all get a silver contrast stitching. In comparison to the unit on the FR-S, its replacement gets a new Pioneer touchscreen unit.
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: N/A ft³
Curb weight: N/A
Top Speed: 136 mph
0-60: 6.4 sec
MPG: N/A (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: N/A
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
No details about the available trims has been divulged yet, however, rumor has it that several of them will be offered. More details will be offered on its release date. The 2018 Toyota 86 GT review is offered elsewhere on this blog.
Under the hood of the new 2018 Toyota 86 is a 205-horsepower – generating 2.0L flat-four engine. Torque stands at 156 lbs. 0-60 mph takes about 6.4 seconds and achieves a top speed of 136 mph.
Details are light when it comes to the safety of the Toyota 86 as Toyota hasn’t offered any info. But given the all-roundedness of its rivals, it is hoped that it’ll come with new safety and driver-assisting technologies that will help it achieve a five out five star rating for overall crash impact protection. Specific details are available on Toyota online forums.
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