The 2016 model gets revised chassis settings and an updated exterior and will go on sale later this year.
Most noticeable are the 2016 car’s aesthetic changes. The exterior gets a larger central air intake and a restyled bumper with new three-slat inlets and LED headlights. The car also sits on new 10-spoke alloy wheels.
In a bid to make the GT86 feel more premium, Toyota has added new leather and Alcantara upholstery to the cabin, with soft-touch, suede-effect material on the door trims. Added to the options list is new cloth upholstery with contrasting silver stitching. The steering wheel has also been redesigned, with integrated audio controls and an '86' logo in the middle.
The chassis updates include retuned suspension settings consisting of revised damper and spring rates. Toyota says the results deliver “easier control and increased agility”, suggesting that these settings equate to a slightly firmer ride.
No changes have been made to the engine, so the 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer unit still produces 197bhp and 151lb ft of torque. As before, the 0-62mph sprint takes a claimed 7.6sec and top speed is 140mph.
Prices for the revised GT86 have not yet been confirmed, but they are unlikely to vary greatly from the current car’s £22,700 starting figure. An on-sale date is also yet to be released, but order books are expected to open in the final quarter of 2016.