Toyota plans facelifted version for the GT86 image

The Toyota GT86 is getting ready to receive a mid-life cycle facelift sometimes next year.

Toyota is getting ready to introduce a facelifted version of the GT86 sometimes in 2016. According to a recent report, published by the guys from Motoring, the model in question will be offered with the standard bespoke Sachs dampers, with additional chassis tweaks signed by Gazoo Racing, with a reinforced rear suspension subframe and with several other goodies. From the exterior point of view, expect the modified front and rear bumpers, a larger lower grille, an updated hood and restyled headlights and taillights. This should be enough, along with probably some fresh wheel designs, to put some distance between it and the current model.

The same features will also be added to the Subaru BRZ because the two cars will continue to share the same assembly line and Americans should also expect a modified version of the Scion FR-S soon. In its current configuration, the Toyota GT86, along with the Subaru BRZ, is using a 2.0 liter four-cylinder naturally aspirated Boxer engine under its hood, which is capable of putting down a total of 200 HP (147 kW), but the facelifted version of the car is believed to get a slight bump in power, 11 HP (8 kW) more, to a total of 211 HP (155 kW). This is expected to be made possible thanks to the more efficient intake manifold which will also improve fuel efficiency by up to 7 percent. The updated GT86 should be offered for sale in April 2016.