The new Toyota 86 coupe was introduced and represents a $950 premium over the outgoing Scion FR-S.

For 2017, Toyota is giving the 86 sports coupe a slight price hike over the outgoing Scion FR-S. Equipped with a 6-speed manual, the 86 starts at $26,255, while the 6-speed automatic will set you back $26,975. The new prices signify a 3.8 and 2.2 percent increase over the previous Scion FR-S.

With that new pricing comes new features, the most noticeable being the added horsepower. The 86 uses the same 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, but produces 205 horsepower (152.8 kW) and 156 pound-feet of torque (211.5 nM). The engine also returns 23 mpg city and 32 mpg highway when equipped with the automatic, and 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway when equipped with the manual.

On the exterior, the 86 gets a more assertive set of lines. A larger center intake emphasizes the low, wide stance of the car, while new LED headlamps, a sculpted rear bumper, and new alloy wheels accent the aggressive theme.

The interior gets a hefty revision as well, including a new “Granlux” trim on the instrument panel and a new steering wheel with integrated audio controls. Not to mention the new Toyota 86 badging.

Along with the new 86, the Corolla iM - formerly the Scion iM - gets a starting price of $18,750 for the manual, and $19,490 for the automatic. The two prices represent a 1.6 and 1.5 percent increase over the previous model.

Both the Toyota 86 and Toyota Corolla iM will begin popping up in dealer showrooms at the end of the month.

Source: Toyota

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