2020 Toyota 86 Gains New Infotainment System And TRD Handling Package

Toyota introduced the 2020 86 Hakone Edition earlier this year, and now the company has detailed the changes to the rest of the lineup.

The big news this year, besides the special edition, is the new TRD Handling Package. Available exclusively on the entry-level 86 with the manual transmission, the package includes a number of goodies from last year’s 86 TRD Special Edition.

Highlights include a Brembo braking system with discs that measure 12.83 inches (326 mm) up front and 12.44 inches (316 mm) out back. The package also adds Sachs dampers and 18-inch alloy wheels that are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires.

Also Read: How Does Toyota’s 86 Stand Now That The Supra’s Here? Well, It’s Still Fun, But…

Inside, the ancient infotainment system has been replaced by a new 7-inch Multimedia Audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. It features Bluetooth connectivity, USB media and USB charging ports as well as Clari-Fi technology which promises to make “compressed digital music formats sound more open and natural.” The system also pumps out sound to an eight-speaker audio system.

The infotainment system should be a huge improvement over its predecessor which was described as something straight out of a decade old Crutchfield catalog by a co-driver on a recent road trip.

There doesn’t appear to be any other changes and power continues to be provided by a familiar 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine that develops 205 hp (153 kW / 208 PS) and 156 lb-ft (211 Nm) of torque when connected to a six-speed manual. A six-speed automatic is also available, but it comes with a lower output of 200 hp (149 kW / 203 PS) and 151 lb-ft (204 Nm) of torque.

The 2020 Toyota 86 will go on sale in the United States this fall and pricing will start under $27,000.

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  • Six_Tymes

    I like this now better than the supra

  • sethspost

    Does the 86 now come with an arm rest? I see one in the photos but not sure if standard or an aftermarket.

  • Six_Tymes

    gtfo yourself dbag

  • ace_9

    You sound like a nice person interested in other people opinions, so I will also share my view with you. I always liked GT86, because I don’t need really powerful engine and I value a good handling very much. It also looks reasonably good to me. Sadly, it does not have enough rear seat room for my occasional needs. And I don’t like the new Supra at all, mainly because for me it does not have a correct look. I would say the design is ugly from every angle and even the proportions are wrong. So, now you know, that some citizens of the armchair land dismiss certain cars purely because of the design and with that enriching knowledge transferred to you, I will now gtfo.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    A Pontiac GTFO?

    • Ben

      Only 3 were made.

  • Ben

    I’m not really a fan of the 86 because of the power or lack there of. However, my god, that exterior and interior color scheme is just drop dead sexy. Not really a fan of dark green, but whoa! This and British racing green are spectacular. Oh and the wheels, like those too.

  • sethspost

    Style and looks and whether its a Toyota or a reskinned Subaru (or BMW in the Supra’s case) are personal. At the end of the day/ride does the car do what its supposed to do? Do you have a connection with the vehicle? And does it put a smile on your face?

  • William rowe

    it’s getting long in the tooth style wise, I mean it has been around since 2013 and it started life underpowered and still is underpowered . You think they would give it a new face or something so it does not look so dated

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