The highly anticipated Toyota 86 sports car is now available in South Africa with three models on offer, namely the 86 Standard 6-speed manual, 86 High 6-speed manual and the 86 High 6-speed automatic. The Toyota 86 offers a spirited sport driving experience along with an eye-catching design and accessible pricing to make it a well-rounded product for sport car enthusiasts.
Toyota 86 – Specifications and Features
The Toyota 86 is powered by a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre Subaru engine with Toyota’s D-4S technology that produces 147kW at 7 000rpm and displays a maximum torque figure of 205Nm available between 6 400 to 6 600rpm. This translates into a 0-100km/h sprint time of 7.6 seconds for the manual while the automatic variant will take 8.2 seconds. The top speed for the manual variant is 226km/h while the automatic will reach 210km/h.
Combined-cycle fuel consumption is rated at 7.8-litres/100km for the manual and 7.1-litres/100km for the automatic. Corresponding CO2 emission figures are 181g/km and 164g/km respectively.
The Toyota 86 is 4.24m long, 1.285m tall with a wheelbase of 2.57m, making it the “world’s most compact four-seater sports car”. The 86 takes on a road hugging stance with a 400mm driver hip-point, the lowest for any Toyota thus far. The Toyota 86 only weighs 1220 and its lightweight design means that it is more than capable of handling tighter bends. The 86 incorporates two key design elements namely ‘Under Priority’ and ‘Keen Look’. ‘Under Priority’ places emphasis on an enlarged lower grille with attention paid to the lower sections for a more assertive appearance. ‘Keen Look’ expresses vibrancy and clarity throughout the 86’s design.
The Toyota 86 displays a distinctly driver-focused cockpit with functional instrument arrangements to make driving as ‘natural’ as possible. The horizontal dashboard design helps communicate the 86’s roll posture to the driver while its symmetrical construction allows the driver to perceive the centre line while driving. The 365mm buckskin steering wheel is also the smallest steering wheel ever fitted in a Toyota.
The seats are designed for maximum comfort during spirited driving and under normal driving conditions. The High models feature a combination of Alcantara and leather while the standard model benefits from newly designed non-slip, suede-like fabric that is both breathable and durable. The one-piece rear seatback can also be folded to create more space. All models have seven airbags including driver, passenger, side, curtain and driver knee airbags.
The Standard 86 includes 16-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, remote central locking, electric windows, multi-information system, leather steering wheel, six speaker CD sound system with USB, MP3 and Auxiliary compatibility, ABS and Stability Control. The High 86 models add HID headlamps with LED accents, 17-inch alloy wheels and headlamp cleaners fitted as standard. The High 86 models also include a frameless rear-view mirror, digital speedometer, cruise control, Smart Start with push start button and fully automatic climate control.
Toyota 86 – Price
|Toyota 86 Standard 6-speed Manual ||R298 500|
|Toyota 86 High 6-speed Manual||R329 400|
|Toyota 86 High 6-speed Automatic||R346 500|
All models include a 4-year/60 000km Service Plan with service intervals at 15 000km, 3-year/100 000km warranty and 24hr ToyotaCare roadside assistance.