Toyota is the largest auto manufacturer across the world and is known for designing various automobiles to suit with the need of its buyers. Toyota 86 is designed jointly by Toyota and Subaru with eyecatching features, viz, rear wheel drive, Boxer engine and 2-doors with 2+2 seating configuration. This sports drive is originally produced by and sold around the globe under the name of Subaru BRZ. Toyota is authorized to sell this grand tourer sports coupe in some countries including the South Asian country Philippines. This Toyota vehicle was introduced a couple of years back in year 2012 and is carrying the Toyota legacy forward with pride. Toyota 86 has received numerous awards in this short time duration; all due to its powerpacked engine and striking features.
Engine, mileage & variants
Toyota 86 is a sports car and delivers performance like one. This drive is offered in 2 trims – standard and Aero and houses a 2.0-litre Boxer 4-cylinder DOHC engine under their hoods. This powerpacked engine churns out a maximum power output measuring 200 hp at 7000 alongside a maximum torque clocking to 205 Nm between 6400 and 6600 rpm. This engine is mated with 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shift and 6-speed manual transmission in both of the trims for desired performance. This sports car races from halt to 100 kmph in 7.4 seconds with an aggressive top speed. The fuel economy is pretty impressive to showoff in this segment measuring 15.3 kmpl on an average on combined pathways.
Toyota 86 is a conventionally styled sports car from exterior which showoffs the sophisticated detailing and efforts put to give it an appealing profile which can encourage its performance. Looking at the overall layout of this sports car, you will experience aggressiveness while sitting behind its steering wheel. The credit goes to its short tail, long sweeping bonnet and a bold front grille. Its 17-inch alloy wheels with 215/45 R17 tires fitted underneath the wheel arches allows you to take it on muddy and rocky surface. The overall dimensions carried by this sports car measure 4240 mm x 1775 mm x 1285 mm (L X W X H) in standard variant and 4255 mm x 1795 mm x 1285 mm (L X W X H) in Aero trim. The wheelbase of both the trims remain same at 2570 mm which allows ample cabin space.
Step inside Toyota 86, and there is a charismatic interior designed to impress you. Though the seat upholstery doesn't look much appealing, the entire cabin trim is has am elegant look which you would surely love. The dashboard is intelligently organized with the instrument panel, audio system and trip computer keeping the convenience of the occupants, especially the driver in mind. The boot space provided in this drive is 243-litre which can be expanded further by split folding the rear seats in 50:50 ratio. The entertainment system equipped in this drive consists of 6.1-inch touch screen, CD, DVD, MP3 player, Bluetooth, WMA, USB connectivity and SD Card so that you may enjoy music of your genre.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Toyota 86 is packed with advance safety features to deliver you a safe and convenient ride. This sports car has McPherson Strut with stabilizer suspension at front and double wishbone with stabilizer suspension at rear so that you may enjoy sporty and safe rides. The wheels are fitted with ventilated disc brakes at all of its four wheels making it an efficient braking system. Furthermore, there are Anti-Lock Braking System and Vehicle Stability Control with Sport Mode & sport/snow switch for a stable drive even during high speeds. Seatbelts with pretensioner and force limiter are packed along with SRS front, side, curtain and knee (only for drive) side for best protection. The reinforced cabin of this drive is capable of absorbing the impact after a collision or hit and safeguard the passengers.
Toyota 86 is a sports car with numerous comforting features at its interior. With this, you also get a stylish exterior and advanced safety and security features. The interior has ample space for the front seats passengers but the rear seat occupants may feel cramped due to sloping roofline.