- Toyota GR86 sports coupe to launch in September with two grades
- Driver oriented cockpit offers focused layout
- More power and torque from larger 2.4-litre engine
The new GR86 brings improved performance from its larger 2.4-litre engine, enhanced dynamic ability and greater specification compared to the fan-favourite 86 it replaces.
Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the proud legacy created by the original 86 would be further enhanced by the GR86.
"When we launched the first-generation 86 in 2012, it captured the hearts and minds of performance enthusiasts with its blend of driving ability and affordability," Mr Hanley said.
"We look forward to building on that legacy with the new-generation GR86, which has been designed with motorsport DNA at its heart and track-focussed levels of performance," he said.
The GR86 will be offered in two specification levels - GT and GTS - with the choice of six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
The GT is distinguished by 17-inch alloy wheels with a silver machined finish and twin five-spoke design, and LED headlights with auto levelling and headlamp cleaners.
Inside, the GT offers black fabric front seats, a sports three-spoke leather steering wheel with tilt and telescopic adjustment, leather shift knob and parking brake, dual-zone automatic climate control, smart entry, power windows and a redesigned centre console.
A large 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system offers Apple CarPlay®1 and Android Auto™2, and is paired with a six-speaker audio system.
For on-road safety, automatic variants feature autonomous emergency braking (AEB), parking support braking (PKSB), and lane departure alert, while all grades come equipped with seven airbags, ABS brakes, vehicle stability control, hill start assist, cruise control and tyre pressure warning.3
Stepping up to the GTS brings a range of visual and safety upgrades, starting with matte black 18-inch alloy wheels.
The GTS intelligent adaptive front lighting system provides illumination of the road ahead in accordance with steering inputs, while rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitor boost safety credentials regardless of transmission.3
Inside, the GTS adds Ultrasuede®4 and leather accented front seats with heating, aluminium pedals and foot rest, premium scuff plates, courtesy lamps and lights for the sun visor mirrors.
All GR86 variants are powered by the same 2.4-litre horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine developing 174kW of power at 7000rpm and 250Nm of torque at 3700rpm.
Drive to the rear wheels is via either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, with the standard fitment of a Torsen®4 limited-slip differential on the rear axle.
More details on the new-generation GR86 including pricing and full specification will be revealed at the vehicle's launch in September.