TORONTO, ONTARIO, – It’s the unique sports car that Canadians have been waiting for. The Toyota 86 features a flat-four Boxer engine, rear wheel drive, remarkable balance and the aggressive styling to match. And new for 2018, the Toyota 86 GT ratchets up the style, technology and comfort to whole new levels.
“Inspired by the legendary Toyota 2000 GT, the Toyota 86 is an authentic, track-tested sports coupe,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “From its aggressive styling to its well-balanced performance, to the quality and safety that are hallmarks of Toyota, this is the ride for those who live for drifting, slaloming, and spirited driving.”
This engine is centre mounted between the front and rear axles, improving the front-rear weight distribution and lowering the centre of gravity for enhanced handling and stability. The Toyota 86 features the world’s only Boxer engine in a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive configuration. The Toyota 86 is offered with a choice of six-speed transmissions. With the manual gearbox, the engine delivers a peak 205 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque, and the driver enjoys precise shifts with a short throw. With the automatic transmission, peak horsepower and torque figures are 200 and 151, respectively, with the driver enjoying aggressive upshifts and sporty re-matched downshifts, initiated by steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. Sport tuned suspensions with stabilizer bars, electric power steering, and ventilated front and rear disc brakes contribute to the Toyota 86’s precise handling and confident control.
The 2018 Toyota 86 is offered with a choice of manual transmission (Starting MSRP: $29,990) or automatic transmission (Starting MSRP: $31,190). This model features an eight-speaker Display Audio system with 7” screen, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic sound levelizer and steering wheel-mounted controls, automatic air conditioning, power door locks, a multi-information display, tachometer, dual trip odometer, leather-wrapped shift knob, aluminum sport pedals with rubber inserts, 12-volt power supply for personal electronics, cruise control, keyless entry, and more.
The 2018 Toyota 86 GT is offered with a choice of manual transmission (Starting MSRP: $33,260) or automatic transmission (Starting MSRP: $34,460). This model is enhanced with an anti-theft alarm system, a rear spoiler, the Smart Key System with Push Button Start, fog lamps, dual zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, leather seating, a 4.2” display conveying vehicle performance data, and more.
The 2018 Toyota 86 is now on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada. For complete and up to date details and specifications, visit www.toyota.ca/86.