The Toyota 86 that will be releasing in 2019, i.e. next year, will not see many facelifts to be honest. The design will see some minor changes to be precise, and some more towards the features set as well. It will certainly fall somewhere around the middle road for most people out there. There have practically been no changes for the past couple of years, so with this facelift, Toyota expects to make a great comeback.
It was launched in 2012, and in 2019, after so many years, it finally refreshing to see a Toyota car getting a major overhaul. So, without much talking, let’s jump on the list right away.
2019 Toyota 86 TRD Engine And Specifications
Most people look at the TRD Special Edition variant only for that performance and the great looks. There will be two transmission choices – either going for manual gear shift, or the automatic gear shift. Both will have 6-speed transmission. The engine will be delivering roughly about 205 BHP of power, and also 156 lb-ft of torque. There are not any crazy number by any means but still gets the job done beautifully.
The gear lever will be short, therefore the driver will be benefiting from the short and precise gear shifts. The automatic transmission variant will give an output of around 200 BHP of power. The amount of torque will be around 151 lb-ft, which is fairly commendable by the way. The gearbox will also support an kind of aggressive shifting of gears, via the gear paddle shifters. These gear paddle shifters will be available on both sides of the steering wheel.
The Boxer engine of the Toyota 86, is very much compact, to say the least. It has been kept further back at the front hood, so the hood could be made much more aggressive. The vehicle has a low posture, with sharp lines, as well as the wide grille and angular headlamps. The roofline is also kept low and sleek, thereby making the whole car look very strong and ferocious. The body of the car is totally made of lightweight components, to reduce the total weight.
This includes using an aluminium hood, resin fuel tank, etc. This greatly minimizes the total curb weight of the car and makes the car much more easy to drive too.
2019 Toyota 86 TRD Interiors And Features
When talking about the interiors of the car, it has all the bells and whistles that you come to expect of Toyota. The 86 comes with a host of advanced technologies and features, including the Toyota Star Safety Management system. There is also six airbags and LED headlamps with the automatic headlamp feature. Also, a high mount LED stop lamp, along with a tire pressure monitoring and a backup camera as well. There will be three trim variants available for the Toyota 86 – the base variant, the GT variant and the TRD Special Edition one. Here we’re going to mainly focus on the base and the TRD one.
The base variant of Toyota 86 TRD will come with 17-inch alloy wheels, digital instrumentation, which also includes a multi-information display as well. There will be a combination of a digital and analogue speedometer. Also, there will be 8 speakers oriented 7-inch infotainment system, with USB and Bluetooth support as well. There will be auto air-conditioning, variable wipers, and dual adjustable power and heated mirrors as well.
The TRD edition will only be made in limited quantities. It will come with 18-inch alloy wheels, with Michelin Sport 4 tires, Brembo brakes, along with a performance dual exhaust and aero kit too. It will have various unique elements on the interior, with red stitched seats along with the raven coloured black body.
2019 Toyota 86 TRD Price and Release Date
The price for the Toyota 86 TRD edition will start at around $38,220. The Toyota 86 TRD is already available at a Toyota dealer near you. Contact today if you want to buy one.
Therefore, it can be easily seen how much of an impact a new car can have on its customers. With some new features, technologies, and performance, it will be more enjoying to drive this beauty. Toyota did a tremendous job with the 86 TRD, and we hope they’ll continue it in the future as well.