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SA prices for Toyota 86!

2012-06-20 07:21

Toyota SA has released local prices for the eagerly anticipated 86 sports coupe that will be launched here from July 9, 2012.

The standard version of the 2+2 seater will be available at launch, while two high-spec versions will follow later in the month, the automaker said.

The standard model’s price starts at R298 500 while the 86 High manual will cost R329 400 and the High with a six-speed automatic, R346 500.

Standard features on the 86 High models include a Smart Start keyless entry system, leather and alcantara upholstery, climate control and 17” alloy wheels.

SUBARU, TOYOTA COLLABORATION


As for firepower, all 86s will be fitted with the new Subaru 2-litre, four-cylinder boxer engine that uses Toyota’s Direct Injection four-stroke petrol system and develops 147kW at 7000rpm and a peak torque figure of 205Nm from 6400 to 6600rpm. This engine is also common to Subaru’s BRZ.

Toyota SA is, understandably, excited about one of the most exciting models to hit its portfolio in a while.

Kerry Roodt, general manager for marketing communications, said: “The 86 is so much more than just another product, it signals a completely new direction for Toyota.

“Here you have a car that’s designed entirely around the driver; a car that exists purely for those who regard driving as a passion rather than a necessity. These cars have, of course, always existed, but for the first time Toyota is making this much automotive fun available to as wide an audience as possible – that’s genius!”

Comments
  • frederik.walt - 2012-06-20 09:47

    Thanks Subaru!

      KevvyW - 2012-06-20 15:31

      Well actually, Toyota had a share in Subaru for many a years....So it's not surprising....

  • gerhardus.windpomp - 2012-06-20 11:54

    How can this be classified as a sports car? Typical Toyota Gibberish. Now subtract 20% off the lowly 147kw for Gauteng, then the standard hot hatch will fend it off quite easily. Hopefully the handling makes up for the lack of power.

      Cyrus - 2012-06-20 13:08

      I read international reviews on the car and the intention was never to compete with a hot hatch especially not in a straight line. But its the overall entertaining drive that is going to sell this car. On a mountain pass (unfortunately JHB lack these) or through sweeping bends this car is suppose to make mince of any hot hatch. Different strokes for different folks. If you want a car thats comfortable a to b, practical and fast in a straight line then go get a GTI. This is for those people who would buy a lotus or a 370Z but dont have budget for it.

      ianmichaelcalder - 2012-06-20 14:23

      Careful, You'll also be accused of being a "VW sheep" with logical comments about N/A engines and altitude.

  • KevvyW - 2012-06-20 13:51

    For the first tym, in a veryyyyy long time I am admiring Toyota, for taking a step in the right direction. Styling as well as pricing. Now I'm waiting for the rest to follow.....Let the gloves comes offff...

  • adam.wood.146 - 2012-06-20 15:49

    I'm quite surprised, I was expecting it to cost quite a bit more than this. Whether or not it's N/A motor will make the car suffer up here in JHB, I can tell you now this thing will be awesome once the tuning companies get stuck into it (which is inevitable). Good to see Toyota producing something exciting again though. Whatever the haters say about them, they do have a rich heritage of bad-ass cars.

      Mike - 2012-06-22 21:36

      "A rich heritage of bad-ass cars". Really? Such as? I cannot think of a single, really bad-ass Toyota.

      adam.wood.146 - 2012-06-28 13:41

      Wow, really? I suppose you've never heard of a Supra then? Or it's 2JZ engine that's capable of enough power to move planet earth? Right...

  • nbasson - 2012-06-20 17:21

    Wow, so expensive... Compare that to the US price. It's nearly double.

      Cyrus - 2012-06-20 20:45

      Doesnt that apply to most cars in SA?

      deon.hamilton - 2012-06-21 05:48

      Where were you the last 'decade-plus'? All our vehicles, whether built here or not, come with heavy taxes! Approx. 51% of which 14% is VAT! That's why the price is double!

      nbasson - 2012-06-23 15:11

      Where have I been indeed. Just being sympathetic, I know it's more in SA.

  • alu.ntsandeni - 2012-06-21 12:46

    205 Nm of torque only.. what are they smoking.. my old GTC produce way more than that...

  • conrad.gresse - 2012-06-21 13:59

    147kw??

  • Seitshiro.M - 2012-06-22 06:49

    We are such gullible... Its such an irony that these figures - similar to Honda's Type R or S2000 did not get such bashing...; albeit the Toyota's light weight!!! I tell u this Toyota is going to smoke a lot of the 'Hot Hatch' or claimed performance instruments!

  • ltjvrensburg - 2012-06-22 10:29

    Well done Toyota! I think competitively priced. I like the fact that some companies still bring out naturally aspirated, free revving engines. I heard rear wheel drive too so can only translate to fun.

  • RobTerMorshuizen - 2012-06-24 09:28

    Wait for the Subaru, it will be better.....

  • cassidy.mohabir - 2012-09-25 08:18

    the only good thing is that the BRZ will be coming out in the STi version. which will have its peak. either than that, fair enough the car has less power, but i say weight wise, it could be an advantage... but still, its not what I expected... super car means super power. Dont just let the car handle on bends. must be a good straight runner too. Making me wonder, what will happen when a famous 'GTi' has to run robot to robot with one of these.

  • sarel.seemonster.925 - 2012-11-01 07:17

    When one of these zoomed past me this morning, I realised this car has potential!!!!. Potential to become a real tappedhead car.

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