The 86 (eight-six) is termed as the series of sports cars. These models are jointly produced by two manufacturing companies, Toyota and Subaru, where Subaru solely looks after the production stage after its designing. With the changeover, 2017 Toyota 86 will be recognized as the FR-S sports coupe after the demise of Scion brand. The Scion FR-S will likely to wear a Toyota’s badge from now.
According to one of the company’s insider, “When Toyota has planned to the transition of Scion’s brand, it is not expected to change its name. But, after looking at the demands of this vehicle in automobile markets, its manufacturer has decided to offer Toyota’s badge.”
After listening to the above facts, many car enthusiasts have shared different viewpoints. Whatsoever the rumors are, this is for sure that enthusiastic buyers will not dissatisfy from its powerful performance. Undoubtedly, this vehicle will offer front-engine along with its rear-wheel drive for better dynamic performance. There is no confirmation of its release rate till date. Buyers have to wait until the manufacturer has revealed the same.
2017 Toyota 86 – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
With significant changes in its exterior, it will not lose its signature style of FR-S. Although the hood will remain same, its front fenders will get an elevated look because of wheel arches. Now, its signal lights and daytime running lights will incorporate advanced LED technology. Headlights and taillights will also occupy the same features.
Down below, the front bumper will offer mesh design for better intake of air. Trims inserts can be seen at each corner of the fascia. This will give 2017 Toyota 86 a dominating look. It is expected to incorporate 10-spoke alloy wheels for its 17-inches wheels (this might increase to 18-inches).
The aggressive styling of this model will also be highlighted through its significant circular exhaust outlets on each side of its rear bumper.
If someone looks at the interior of the current model, then it will attract the viewer in several ways. All-new 2017 Toyota 86 will likely to get some revamp to improve the attractiveness along with its capabilities.
The steering wheel will get three-spoke design along with audio control buttons. The entire dashboard and center console will get a soft touch feeling because of its Grandlux materials. Looking at its infotainment system, it will offer a new Pioneer touchscreen display that gives a fresh look. Rather than all these features, new Toyota 86 will modify all its safety features for the betterment of all its occupants.
2017 Toyota 86 – Modification under the Hood
So far, it is unclear whether Toyota will offer the same engine or any new engine will get a chance. Whatsoever the engine specification will be, this time, Toyota 86 2017 will get an improved engine that can produce greater power and torque as well. If the same four-cylinder V6 engine is equipped, then it is expected to produce up to 300 hp.
2017 Toyota 86 – Price and Competitors
The 2017 Toyota 86 is expected to reach its starting price ranges from $26,255 – $26,975. As of now, it is expected to get some rivals from other manufacturing hubs that include Honda Civic and Hyundai Veloster.