Great news is coming from Toyota for the year 2018. All the lovers of sports cars will be satisfied to know that they can soon expect the new high-performance GT-86 Convertible to hit the roads. This topless beauty will appear with fresh design and significant improvements in terms of technology and engine.
According to the information our team has got, the 2018 Toyota GT-86 Convertible will be a product of collaboration between Toyota and Subaru. The chassis of the new GT-86 Convertible will be based on Toyota TNGA platform and it will use only the lightweight materials, mostly carbon fiber. This means that you can expect significantly reduced weight of this model, which will largely improve its acceleration, total performance and of course, fuel economy. When it comes to exterior, the GT-86 Convertible will mostly keep the recognizable and basic GT-86 features, but they will be refreshed and upgraded. The body will get curvier shape, more attractive and dynamic design. The race-inspired nose and a redesigned front bumper give this model a sportier look with enhanced aerodynamics. Also in the front fascia, you will notice a new black grille, the LED headlights and fog lights. The larger wheelbase of the GT-86 Convertible will be standing on 18-inch aluminum wheels. In the back part of this sports car, you will find a shorter boot, the LED taillights and a big spoiler.
The interior of the 2018 Toyota GT-86 Convertible will be ultimately elegant. With its luxurious details and upgraded technology, this sports car will follow the next-generation design. As we have been informed, the inside will undergo most of the changes and improvements. The cabin will be furnished with high-quality and lightweight materials such as leather, aluminum and carbon fiber. You will also find two comfortable leather seats and both driver and passenger will get more space especially legroom due to the larger wheelbase. You can also expect a touch screen display with the latest infotainment and entertainment system as well as numerous safety systems and driver assist features.
It seems that there will be more than one option when it comes to engine of the 2018 GT-86 Convertible. The first of them includes the possibility that it will keep the current 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which delivers 200 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. The other would come with the 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 180 horsepower and 220 pound-feet of torque. There have been rumors about the hybrid version that could get a 2.4-liter and an electric motor. The new GT-86 Convertible will probably get an eight-speed automatic transmission and a rear-wheel-drive system.
2018 Toyota GT-86 Convertible Release Date and Price
The release date has not been confirmed yet, but the new GT-86 Convertible should hit the showrooms by the end of 2017. The price of the base model will probably start around $20,000-$30,000.