2018 Toyota 86 Marching To America With New GT Grade

Toyota are selling the 86 with the ‘GT’ prefix throughout Europe, with no major styling or technical differences to the one offered on our shores.

However, the ‘GT’ moniker is coming to North America too, though as a new trim level for the 2018MY, reports CarsDirect, citing a leaked order guide.

The 2018 Toyota 86 GT (not to be confused with Europe’s GT 86) brings new leather upholstery on the seats, steering wheel, and parking brake handle, with silver contrast stitching, heated front seats, multi-function steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, push-button start, and an “anti-theft device”.

Elsewhere, all models get a tweaked version of the 4.2-inch infotainment system, which displays the G-force meter, tachometer, torque output, and temperature, whereas the modified LED fog lamps at the front, an “underbody aerodynamic panel”, and body-color accents complete it.

The reports says that the 2018 Toyota 86 GT will go on sale from $29,280, including a $895 destination charge, for the six-speed manual gearbox version, while the six-speed automatic model can be had with a $720 premium.

It’s worth noting that the Subaru BRZ, offers most of these ‘comfort’ features for less, as it can be had from $28,465 in the range-topping Limited grade.

Note: 2017 Toyota 86 pictured




    • G82FS

      Yea, my first response was.. So?

    • xDRAN0x

      and not sure about that front bump wave..

    • Bo Hanan

      Usually car manufacturers respond to consumer complaints of their cars.
      What makes Toyota frustrating is that they don’t care.
      NO one is asking for more “bling” packages- only more power.

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    Click bait

  • SteersUright

    You know, millions are invested in tooling and assembly line changes when a model is refreshed with new trims, bumpers, etc. All money that could’ve gone where needed most, the engine. Clearly a VERY POORLY managed product within Toyota and Subaru.

  • nastinupe

    So it’s finally getting a bigger en…. fotainment screen. It also has a twin tur…. n nob for climate control. At least they are listening.

    • OdysseyTag

      *Chuckles* 🙂

  • jsz00

    My Camry is still faster

    • LWOAP

      I’d take a Camry over this and throw some TRD parts on it.

      • Eythan Aldrich

        and put a turbo in it….period

  • LeStori

    “Oh what a feeling… I’m bored.” Put a decent motor in it Toyota. You probably have one somewhere.

  • Ary Wisesa

    Why don’t they just increase the power output to something healthier like 300+ hp? Instead of endless cosmetics upgrade that essentially unnecessary. Let aftermarket vendors do the cosmetics, there are millions of such companies out there. What really matter though, is the engine that lacks of power. Just focus on the engine Toyota/Subaru. It’s ironic that a supposed to be sportier body style (86/BRZ) has much less power (205hp) than a “regular” four door sedan (305hp WRX STI). Yes, power is not everything. But how would people take a pride of owning a 86 if next to them are Civic Type R (306 hp) and Golf R (305hp) that ready to obliterate it on the track?

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