Toyota 86 gets new amenities in GT trim level

Now you can enjoy the drive even when you\'re not carving canyons.

The Toyota 86 sports coupe is getting some options that will make the car a bit more comfortable when you're not carving canyons. They will arrive in the form of a new trim level.

According to CarsDirect, the new trim level will be called "GT." This is not to be confused with the Toyota GT86, which is the model's name everywhere else in the world, the US and Japan being the exceptions. Of course, until the recent demise of Scion, it was not even under the Toyota banner at all in the US and was called the Scion FR-S.

Whatever its name, the report says that the 86 GT will come with an improved leather that upholsters new heated front seats, steering wheel, and handbrake lever. Silver contrast stitching adorns these surfaces.

Accompanying the cowhide are functional upgrades as well. Drivers will have the ease of proximity-sensing door locks, push-button start, and audio controls on the steering wheel, while passengers can enjoy dual-zone climate control. A new 4.2-inch display provides performance data like a g-force meter and torque output. While no details were given, we are fairly certain this will be the same instrument pod readout found in the Subaru BRZ Limited (in which case a lap timer will also be included).

Exterior changes include LED fog lamps and an "underbody aerodynamic panel", along with a GT Black trim level that adds mirror caps and rear wing accents, all in black. Price-wise, the $28,385 sticker on the 86 GT appears to be within a few pesos more than the BRZ Performance Package.

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