New entry-level Toyota GT86 announced

Given the Subaru BRZ’s recent price reductions and range revamp, Toyota’s decision to do something similar for its virtually identical GT86 comes as no surprise.

The BRZ is currently available from £22,495, so to match that figure the 2015 GT86 line-up gains an entry-level Primo trim grade which carries a £500 discount for a limited period.

Its standard equipment includes Bluetooth, a Toyota Touch multimedia system, tyre pressure monitoring, 17” alloy wheels and faux carbon fibre dashboard trim. In fact, compared to a regular GT86, the Primo only misses out on non-essentials such as cruise control, keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, automatic HID headlights and a rear spoiler.

Toyota GT86 (2015) Rear SideToyota GT86 (2015) Dashboard

At the other end of the cost spectrum Toyota is introducing the Aero variant and a Giallo special edition. The former comes with a full body kit and 18” OZ Ultraleggera wheels, while the latter (of which only 86 examples are allocated to the UK) features metallic yellow paintwork, black leather upholstery and front seat heating.

Arguably, Subaru’s coupé still represents better value for money overall. However, the GT86 is now a more appealing package, especially for those on a tight budget.

Toyota GT86 - UK OTR Prices (October 2014)
GT86 Primo manual £22,995*
GT86 manual £24,995
GT86 automatic £25,995
GT86 Aero manual £27,495
GT86 Aero automatic £28,495
GT86 Giallo manual £27,495
*£22,495 with a limited-period £500 discount offer.

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