The Toyota GT86 is set to undergo a facelift for 2017 and the changes will include a host of styling updates and a retuned suspension set-up.
The critically acclaimed drivers car was first launched back in 2012 and now four years after its début, Toyota have given the car a new lease of life.
The most visible change is at the front of the coupe, with the central air intake reshaped and resized – emphasizing the cars low, wide stance. Newly revised fog light housings, LED headlights and indicators add to the car’s updated appearance, while new alloy wheels complete the look.
Interior changes to the car include a new optional leather and Alcantara upholstery and Alcantara-wrapped instrument panel. An updated cloth upholstery will also be available with contrasting silver stitching. The sporty steering wheel will get a makeover too, with integrated audio controls and an 86 logo on the centre boss.
On top of the aforementioned exterior and interior changes, Toyota also fettled with the suspension of the GT86, giving the drivers car an improved shock absorber and spring rating – said to deliver even greater control and increased agility.
There has been no mention of any changes planned for the 2.0-litre petrol boxer engine that comes as standard in the GT86, though this car was never built to chase power but rather for pure driver enjoyment. Plus, a number of after-market tuners already offer forced induction options in the form of bolt-on turbo and supercharger kits.
The 2017 Toyota GT86 will be unveiled at this years New York International Auto Show and priced under £30,000 it still offers great value for money.