The exterior of the 2017 Toyota 86.

What is the Toyota 86?

Each year automotive brands announce new models that they will be releasing. This year Toyota made quite a few vehicle reveals, including the Toyota 86. This isn’t a typical Toyota model title, so many people are wondering, “What Is the Toyota 86?”. Today we’re going to answer that very question to help you learn more about this new vehicle.

2017 Toyota 86 Release Date

The 2017 Toyota 86 was unveiled at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. It is the redesigned and rebranded version of the Scion FR-S. It has a number of interior and exterior changes as well as suspension and powertrain upgrades. The Toyota 86 will arrive at Toyota dealerships this fall.

The engine of the 2017 Toyota 86.

The Toyota 86 has a more aggressive style than the Scion FR-S. It has a larger center intake with a focus on the low, wide stance of the car. It also has new LED front headlamps and turn signals as well as a redesigned bumper. The interior also has some new features including the new “Grandlux” material used on the instrument panel surround. There is also new seating material with intricate silver stitching and a sporty steering wheel.

The Toyota 86 will also have impressive performance capabilities with 156 pound per feet of torque and 205 horsepower. It will also have Hill Start Assist to help you stay confident no matter where the road leads.

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