Toyota reveals grades and specs for next-gen GR86

Set to launch in September, the Toyota GR86 will come in two grades and feature a driver-oriented cockpit with a focused layout. Like its Subaru BRZ sibling, it comes with more power and torque thanks to its larger 2.4-litre engine.

The new GR86 brings improved performance from its bigger powerplant, enhanced dynamic ability and greater specification, compared to the fan-favourite 86 it replaces.

“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,” Toyota Australia VP of sales, marketing and franchise operations, Sean Hanley said.

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“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.”

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.

It also sports 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, and a leather shift knob and parking brake.

Dual-zone automatic climate control, smart entry, power windows and a redesigned centre console also feature, alongside a large 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a six-speaker audio system.

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Inside the 2023 Toyota GR86

For on-road safety, automatic variants feature autonomous emergency braking, parking support braking, and lane departure alert, while all grades come equipped with seven airbags, ABS brakes, vehicle stability control, and hill start assist.

Cruise control and tyre pressure warning also feature. Stepping up to the GTS brings a range of visual and safety upgrades, starting with matte black 18-inch alloy wheels, and an intelligent adaptive front lighting system.

Rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitor boost safety credentials regardless of transmission. Inside, the GTS adds Ultrasuede and leather accented front seats with heating, aluminium pedals and a foot rest, as well as premium scuff plates.

Courtesy lamps and lights for the sun visor mirrors are also included. All GR86 variants are powered by the same 2.4-litre horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine, developing 174kW of power and 250Nm of torque.

Drive to the rear wheels is via either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, with the standard fitment of a Torsen limited-slip differential on the rear axle. More details on the new-generation GR86, including pricing will be revealed at launch.

If you’re keen on one, and need finance, talk to CreditOne.

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