Australian media is reporting next year's facelift for the Toyota GT86 will come with a minor power boost.

Australian media is reporting next year's facelift for the Toyota GT86 will come with a minor power boost.

In its current configuration, the four-cylinder 2.0-liter normally aspirated engine in the GT86 develops 200 PS (147 kW), but next year's facelift is believed to come with an 11 PS (8 kW) hike in power to 211 PS (155 kW). Aside from the bump in output, the engine is expected to receive a more efficient intake manifold design which will improve fuel efficiency by 7% while frictions are expected to be reduced as well.

The report goes on to specify the 2016 Toyota GT86 will come as standard with bespoke Sachs dampers and a reinforced rear suspension subframe along with additional chassis tweaks developed by Gazoo Racing.

In terms of design, sources close to Toyota cited by Motoring are saying there will be a "major body panel redesign" but not "too radical" since the GT86 shares the same assembly line with the Subaru BRZ which will also get the same array of tweaks. Expect a makeover for the hood, front & rear bumpers, bigger lower grille along with restyled headlights.

The facelifted Toyota GT 86 will be out in April 2016 and will be sold until the end of the decade.

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