Toyota 86 Style Cb Edition Revealed for Japan

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

The Toyota 86 and the Subaru BRZ are receiving new updates this year for the Japanese market.

Easily the biggest change is the introduction of the new 86 “style Cb” edition, which receives an entirely new look. The ‘Cb’ stands for ‘Cool Beauty,’ and Toyota says that it puts a focus on fashion sense. The car gets a new front bumper and grille, an elongated nose and new oval-shaped headlights along with a two-tone paint scheme.

On the inside, the new 86 Cb gets a leather steering wheel and a new instrument panel which incorporates wood grain.

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Toyota says the updated 86 car has revised power steering that results in a more light and natural steering feel and a more rigid body, though Toyota also says ride comfort is improved.

Over at Subaru, the exact same changes are coming to the steering and ride quality of the BRZ, though the car gets a few unique interior appointments. The new BRZ gets some satin silver interior bezels on the steering wheel spokes and shift panel.

No engine or performance upgrades were announced for either car.

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Stephen Elmer
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Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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  • Smkdrkrlx Smkdrkrlx on Mar 06, 2015

    It'd be nice if instead of futzing with the body style, they actually gave it a halfway decent engine. The VW R has 300hp, the Civic Type R has 300hp. The Genesis has 300hp. 200hp makes the FR-S and the BRZ underpowered shitboxes by modern standards.

    • GT Frank GT Frank on Mar 10, 2015

      All those cars are well over 30 grand. The Golf R is almost 40 Grand. The BRZ and FRS are in the mid twenty's and weighs 300 to 800 pounds less than all those cars. If you want 300 hp for 25k buy a 3800 pound Mustang..

  • Axsmith100 Axsmith100 on Mar 10, 2015

    I think the brz/frs are only selling base on good looks, handling performance, and price tag starting in at $25,000 never on power. So I guess that's where Subaru/Toyota continue concentrating the most on Instead of answering their car owners prayer for MORE POWER!