Toyota 86 Official Prices in Japan

 

Aimed to be a very affordable Rear-wheel-drive sports car with Porsche Boxster like driving dynamics, the Toyota 86’s prices are out in Japan. Though earlier when the concept car was out, fans were promised a $ 20000 people’s sports car. Still the car does offer a lot of potential and it does what you expect from a basic driver’s car.

The prices & trims based on a report from Inside Line will be as follows:

Just the Facts:

  • Toyota announced in Japan that prices for the new 86 sports car will range from $25,600 for a bare-bones “customizable” model to $38,200 for the top-of-the-line GT Limited trim level.
  • The Toyota 86 will be offered in Japan in four trim levels — Customize Grade, G, GT and GT Limited — according to the Web site gtchannel.com.
  • The starter Customize Grade comes without air-conditioning and gets unpainted bumpers.

TOKYO — Toyota announced Tuesday in Japan that prices for the new 86 sports car will range from $25,600 for a bare-bones “customizable” model to $38,200 for the top-of-the-line GT Limited edition.

The Toyota 86 will be offered in Japan in four trim levels — Customize Grade, G, GT and GT Limited — according to the Web site gtchannel.com.

The starter Customize Grade comes without air-conditioning and gets unpainted bumpers for “racing and customizing purposes,” according to the Web site. The standard G grade is priced from $31,000 and the step-up GT grade is $35,900.

Among the extra-cost options are a six-speed automatic transmission, limited-slip differential, aluminum pedals and three-spoke steering wheel.

Production for the Japanese domestic market starts March 12, and dealers have started taking orders.

The 86 goes on sale in the U.S. this spring rebadged as the 2013 Scion FR-S. Prices haven’t been announced, but Toyota has said the U.S. car will start “under $30,000.”

Inside Line says: Could be a tough sell in the States against a Miata that starts at less than $25,000.

 

The Mazda MX-5 is the closest rival to the 86 as far as our market is concerned. The MX-5 is sold for a hefty price tag which explains why we rarely see one on the roads, even the Front-wheel drive Renault Clio sport is more popular due to the fact it is decently priced.

Lets hope the 86 or its sister the Subaru BRZ will be competitively priced as there is a thirst for affordable drivers’ cars.

Hopefully this car car paves the way for another compact sports car revolution, many enthusiasts just want something that is a basic car that ‘drives’ well & ‘feels’ right. Gadgetry and Funky technology don’t mean a thing for us.

The Toyota 86, according to Al Futtaim, is expected to arrive to the UAE in June & is expected to launched in the 3rd quarter of 2012.

It is also rumored that the local Subaru dealer, Al Khoory, will be bringing the BRZ sometime in the 2nd quarter of 2012 and they will be selling the BRZ via special client order.

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