2020 Toyota 86 Gets Sweet Handling Upgrade

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A new package spices things up for the 86.

The 86, Toyota's entry-level sports car, is as sharp as ever, but if you want to finely hone that blade then Toyota is now offering what it calls its TRD Handling Package. While the 2020 86 Hakone Edition is, essentially, an appearance package, the optional TRD Handling Package features hardware goodies specifically added to improve the chassis. The package is basically the same as the equipment upgrade on the TRD special edition from last year but combined with Subaru's optional Performance Package. Plus, you can put it on whatever color car you choose.

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The package itself includes an upgrade to Brembo brakes, Sachs dampers, and 18-inch alloy wheels rather over the standard 17-inch units. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires then replace the Michelin Primacy HP tires.

Toyota knows its target audience here, so the TRD Performance Package will only be able to be optioned along with a manual transmission. Power doesn't change for the new model year, but the manual transmission does unlock an extra 5 horsepower over the automatic option to give the car 205 hp to play with.

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Pricing is dependent on whether you choose the base model or the GT with a manual transmission. For the base model, the package is $2,320, bringing the cost to $30,300 including delivery. The GT trim will cost you an extra $1,270 and bring the 86 GT up to $32,340.

The 2020 model year Toyota 86 also gets a new 7-inch touchscreen and two essential features missing on the 2019 model - Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Base price for the Toyota 86 will be $27,850 after destination charges while the Hakone Edition will cost you $30,825.

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