Only slightly modifying the hot styling of the Scion FR-S, the renamed Toyota 86 gains new badging consistent with the Japanese market, and more power.
As Toyota dropped the Scion brand, the it renamed the former FR-S the Toyota 86.
Along with the new badging, Toyota made some changes to the model, making it a bit of refresh.
Along with slight styling changes, the car gets a power improvement and new suspension tuning.
Toyota revised the front bumper, along with the 86 rename.
The 86 retains its front-engine, rear-wheel-drive format.
The grille sits low on the front, mostly obscured by the hood overhang.
LED lights adorn the headlight casing, and the 86 emblem is etched in the side of the lens.
Vents on the front fender add a performance look.
Enthusiasts will appreciate the bump in power for the direct injection 2-liter four-cylinder engine. It now produces 205 horsepower and 158 pound-feet of torque.
Toyota notes that it retuned the suspension, hopefully making for even better handling.
The FR-S, and now the 86, is not about power, but about engagement through nimble handling.
As a 2+2 seat coupe, the 86's practicality is limited.
The wide haunches on the 86 contribute to the sporty look.
The sharkfin antenna, for satellite and terrestrial radio, comes standard.
Toyota notes that it fitted the new 86 with LED taillights.
Toyota does a nice job of integrating the exhaust tips with the rear fascia.
The 86 sports twin exhaust pipes.
Beyond the interior 86 badging, there isn't much difference in the cabin from the former FR-S.
Toyota keeps the dashboard relatively uncomplicated.
The six-speed manual transmission delivers satisfying shift action.
Sport seats offer light bolstering.
The steering of the FR-S was very quick and responsive, a trait we can hope is retained in the 86.
The 86 badge sits proudly on the steering wheel.
Showing its sports car character, the tachometer sits front and center.
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