The new GR 86 is available in both automatic and manual versions
After much anticipation, Toyota finally launched the all-new GR86 in Malaysia.
Powering the GR86 is a newly-developed 2.4L Horizontally Opposed 4-cylinder Boxer Engine producing 237 PS and 250 Nm of torque which claims a 0-100km/h sprint of 6.3 seconds.
The highlight however, is the fact that the GR 86 is available in both manual and automatic guises. You can choose between a 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission with a short-throw shifter, or a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
Weighing in at 1,291 Kg for the manual variant, the GR86 has the ideal front engine rear wheel drive configuration with a 50:50 weight distribution and comes fitted with a limited slip differential enabling the enthusiasts to fully put its power down.
The GR86 is also equipped with a full range of safety equipment which includes Pre-Crash System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, Automatic High Beams, Adaptive Front Lighting System, and 7 airbags.
The freshly-designed interior meanwhile, greets drivers with an 8-inch touch screen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, alongside six speakers, a seven-inch digital gauge cluster, combination leather, suede seats, and dual zone automatic climate control.
Available at nine exclusive GR Garages nationwide, the GR86 manual is priced at RM295,000 on the road without insurance, while the GR86 automatic asks for RM305,000 on the road without insurance.
“The introduction of these special GR and GR Sport models are a manifestation of Toyota’s aspiration to build ever better cars – cars that are designed and engineered with DNA derived from our experiences and achievements in global motorsports. These models are built to perform and to excite,” said UMW Toyota Motor, Deputy Chairman, Takashi Obata.
“We are proud to be able to continue to expand the GR presence in Malaysia, and this will not only be in terms of vehicle offerings, but also a comprehensive range of aftermarket performance parts and services available via the exclusive GR Garages and GR Outlets nationwide.” Said UMW Toyota Motor, President, Datuk Ravindran K.