2017 Toyota 86 Unveiled ahead NYAS

The 2016 New York Auto Show is opening its gates next week and a lot of carmakers are preparing their hottest and latest models by previewing them online.

In this case, Toyota is ready to tackle the event with the all-new 86 model, recently launched in the virtual world.

Everybody knows that the Japanese carmaker has rethought its strategy concerning the Scion brand, the company reducing the lineup and introducing just a bunch of models in the near future. The 86 is no other than the facelift version of the recently dropped GT86 model.

Except for the engine under the hood, the 2016 86 has little in common with the previous GT86, the model being no less than just a modern and aggressive car with few GT design cues.

Thus, the new 86 looks hot with the new and wider center intake, revised LED front headlamps and turn signals, updated rear bumper or LED taillights.

The cabin is also reconfigured with the “Grandlux” high-end materials on the instrument panel surround, silver stitching on the seats and sport steering with integrated audio controls.

Under the hood, the 2016 Toyota 86 packs the same engine but adds 5 horsepower, reaching a total of 205 horsepower. It is not much and some might think this is a real pathetic and insulting situation. Perhaps the performance figures might prove them wrong. We will find out more next week in New York.

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