/2016 Toyota GT86 Launches with New Primo Model

2016 Toyota GT86 Launches with New Primo Model

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After three years ofproduction you would expect Toyota to give the GT86 a complete makeover for its 2016 modelyear. But that is not the case. This is the new 2016 Toyota GT86, the Primo version to be precise, and it is pretty much the same thing to look at and to drive.

Now, we’re not complaining about the driving bit, even though the 2.0 liter engine could do with a bit more power, but we have to say styling-wise the 2016 Toyota GT86 is a disappointment. Changes to the range-topping Aero model include the addition of 18-inch gloss black wheels and a hot GT86 Orange paint finish. And that’s about it.

On the other side of the trim levels we have the new GT86 Primo which is an entry-level, purely driver-focused version boasting pretty basic trim, no aero kit, and 16-inch alloys. It really isn’t worth considering since it is only £300 cheaper than a normal model but looks conspicuously like a low-end eco version of an already cheap car.

As mentioned, the 2.0-litre boxer engine remains unchained in the 2016 Toyota GT86 which means you still get 200 horsepower and a friendly advice from Toyota to go aftermarket if you want more oomph. Before yo do that though, Toyota is going to launch a special edition GT86 based on the 2015 model this summer which will, hopefully, come with a tuned engine. It is worth waiting a few more months.

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