Toyota 86 facelift now in Malaysia – RM258k to RM264k

It appears the facelifted Toyota 86 has silently made its way to Malaysia – we found the refreshed sports coupé at a showroom in Petaling Jaya, as well as a full spec sheet and price list.

Enthusiasts can rejoice at the fact that as before, the new 86 is offered with a six-speed manual gearbox alongside a six-speed automatic option. Prices range from RM257,502 for the manual to RM264,309 for the auto, on-the-road without insurance and inclusive of a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

Changes include a heavily revised front bumper with a lower nose, a wider grille opening and fins on the new fog light bezels. The headlights are now LEDs instead of xenons and feature integrated LED indicators that were previously found on the bumper; there are LED fog lights, too.

Toyota 86 facelift now in Malaysia – RM258k to RM264k

Along the sides, the fake fender vents have been redesigned, with the new 86 badge (losing the boxer piston design) moved lower down the fender. Finishing off the changes are new 17-inch machine-finish alloy wheels, new LED tail lights and as a revised rear bumper with a wider diffuser insert that gives the car a stronger stance. A new wing-type rear spoiler comes as standard.

Inside, the 86 benefits from a new multifunction three-spoke steering wheel, as well as a revised instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch TFT LCD colour multi-info display that shows information such as G force, power/torque curves, and a stopwatch. The rev counter has also been reconfigured so that the very top of the meter says 7,000 rpm – where the engine produces maximum power.

Standard kit includes keyless entry, push-button start, dual-zone auto climate control, leather and Alcantara upholstery and a 2-DIN radio/CD player with Bluetooth and six speakers. Safety-wise, there are seven airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with a new Track mode.

Toyota 86 facelift now in Malaysia – RM258k to RM264k

Under the bonnet, the 2.0 litre FA20 D-4S direct-injected flat-four engine is unchanged, with the same 200 PS and 205 Nm outputs as before. Some markets get an engine with revisions to the intake and exhaust system, netting an extra 7 PS and 7 Nm for manual versions. A Torsen limited-slip diff comes standard.

To increase rigidity, the number of spot welding points on the rear pillars has been increased – in concert with the revised springs and dampers, this provides increased steering response and ride comfort.