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Along with the new name, Toyota gave the 86 a new face for the 2017 model year. The refreshed model made its debut at the 2016 New York Auto Show, bringing 205 horsepower and 158 pound-feet of torque, up from the current Scion FR-S figures of 200 hp and 151 lb-ft. To go along with its slight boost in performance, Toyota also revised the shock tuning and changed up the spring rates to improve handling.
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Arguably the biggest change to the Toyota 86 is to its gear ratios. Although specifics haven’t been revealed, it is believed that the new 86 will have shorter gearing to deliver more responsive performance and quicker acceleration.
The new front bumper is accompanied by reconfigured LED headlights and turn signals, while the fog light bezels have also been revised. The rear of the car now sports revised tail lights and a new bumper. On the inside, Toyota has added the 86 logo on the new “Grandlux” material found on the instrument panel. The automaker also incorporated the material to add a soft feel to the door trim.
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