Toyota 86 - we have SA prices!

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It must be nice for Toyota salesmen to have something they can really get excited about.

Toyota SA has announced prices for its first genuine sports car in many years, the all-new, rear-wheel drive Toyota 86 two-door 2+2. The standard model will premiere here on 9 July, with two high-spec models to follow later in the month.

So let's get right down to it.

86 Standard - R298 500

86 High Spec - R329 400

86 High Spec A/T - R346 500

All three models have Subaru's newly-developed two-litre, four-cylinder boxer engine - the first horizontally opposed engine to be fitted with Toyota's D4S direct petrol-injection system. The combination delivers a quoted 147kW at 7000rpm and 205Nm at 6400.

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A Toyota 86 in its natural habitat, a winding country road.

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The high spec model, in manual or six-speed paddle shift format, comes with keyless entry and start, leather/alcantara upholstery, auto aircon and 17” alloys rather than the 16” hoops on the standard model.

In addition to Toyota's usual warranty, all 86 models will come with a four-year or 60 000km service plan.

“The 86 is more than just another car, it's a new direction for Toyota.”

Toyota SA head of marketing Kerry Roodt said: “Here you have a car that's designed around the driver, for those who regard driving as a passion rather than a necessity.

“These cars have always existed, of course, but it's not often you get one in this price range from a mainstream manufacturer - a proper sports car for the price of a hot hatch!”

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