We already know that the Toyota 86 is coming to Malaysia, and the estimated prices. UMW Toyota has now revealed more via a teaser section on its website, showing the specs and features of the impending arrival. They have some videos, too.
Manual and automatic transmissions will be offered; both have six speeds and the latter comes with paddles. They will be matched to a 2.0L four-cylinder boxer engine, a trademark of development partner Subaru. The 16-valve DOHC unit with D-4S direct injection and dual VVT makes 200 PS at 7,000 rpm and 205 Nm of torque at 6,400 to 6,600 rpm.
The automatic does 0-100 km/h in 8.2 seconds and has a top speed of 210 km/h, while the manual achieves both tests in 7.6 seconds and 226 km/h, respectively. So no, you won’t be as fast as those turbo hot hatches, but you’ll get to enjoy a high-revving NA engine in a rear-wheel drive car (Torsen LSD equipped), something carmakers don’t really make anymore.
The 86’s suspension consists of front MacPherson struts and double wishbones for the rear. All round ventilated brake discs – 294 mm rings for the front and 290 mm for the rear. The standard wheels are 17-inch, with 215/45 rubber.
A car required to pass today’s safety requirements won’t be as light as an AE86, but the 86 isn’t a fatty – the manual weighs in at 1,275 kg, the auto is 23 kilos heavier.
This is no stripped out sports car, so the equipment list is very decent. auto on HIDs with washers, smart entry and start, aluminium pedals, cruise control, dual-zone air con, auto up/down windows, 2-DIN head unit with USB and AUX-in, solar tint and seven airbags are standard. The VSC system, unlike that in Toyota saloons, has a VSC Sport Mode, which gives you more freedom.
Also, ISOFIX mounts for the tiny rear seats are available, so it’s impractical rather than impossible for guys planning to start a family, for the first few years at least! Small adults for short journeys are possible in this 2+2.
Price wise, the estimated price for the manual (OTR with insurance) is RM243,000, while the auto is expected to set you back RM249,000. Six colours will be available at launch, but one of them (Satin White Pearl) is a RM800 option.