While the Toyota GT86 have yet to reach our shores, let’s see what the people in the UK will be getting. It looks like the English will start to see the GT86 from the July 1 with orders for it is being taken now. It also means that the price as well as the specs are revealed – it starts from £24,995 for a manual up to £26,495 for an automatic.
The GT86 runs with a 2.0 litre boxer engine mounted under the bonnet and move forward from the rear. The 6 speed automatic will come with paddle shifters. Torque-sensing limited slip differential comes standard with the GT86. Exterior features include rear spoiler, 17” alloy wheels, chrome-finished dual exhaust tailpipes and a signature “T”-mesh grille – the motif is repeated in the shape of the rear foglight, which is set between the tailpipes. Other features include bi-xenon HID headlights, LED daytime running lights, front foglights, and electric folding wing mirrors. Seven colours to choose from – black metallic, blue metallic, dark red metallic, orange metallic and pearl pearlescent.
Inside, the GT86 UK version will get sport seats, aluminium pedals, and red stitching around black leather trim are on the steering, gear knob and parking brake. Black cloth upholstery comes standard but customers can opt for the black leather with red Alcantara and additional red leather styling on door grilles, steering wheel, gear knob and parking brake. The option list also includes heaters for the front seats.
In terms of snazzy gadgets, the GT86 will be kitted with Smart Entry system, dual-zone air conditioning, auto-dimming rear view mirror, cruise control, hill-start assist, scuff plates and the Toyota Touch touchscreen control system that is hooked up to the six-speaker audio system with Bluetooth and USB. Or, customers can upgrade the multimedia system to the Toyota Touch and Go with sat-nav, speed and safety camera warnings, on-board connection to Google Local Search and other subscribed services that streams live parking availability, fuel price information and local weather forecasts.
The GT86 will have three driving modes that alter the VSC stability control system. Seven airbags, including one for the driver’s knee, will come with the GT86.
Remember that the standard specs GT86 might be different when it reaches here. At least we now know the GT86s that the Brits will be driving come mid-year.