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.
Inside, the ancient infotainment system has been replaced by a new 7-inch Multimedia Audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.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.