2017 Toyota 86 Automatic: A New Name Singing the Same Old Song

Changing the name did not change the character of the Toyota 86, the sports coupe first introduced in the United States as the Scion FR-S and a twin to the Subaru BRZ. So we’ll go ahead and sound like a broken record, having already said over and over again: “Great balance and fantastic steering, but it needs more power. Turbocharge it.” The relative lack of power has been the main point of discussion since the car was announced. Though some argue it’s fine as is, the Subaru-assembled boxer four is drumming up a lot of business for aftermarket tuners that promise they can squeeze more out of it. For their part, Toyota and Subaru say that adding power would add cost, complexity, and mass. They sound a lot like Mazda talking about its similarly modest Miata, actually.

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Many of the powertrain components, like the 6.6-kilowatt onboard charger and the DC-DC inverter, are all mounted on a big bracket that is sub-assembled and then lifted into place when building the van. The new Pacifica Hybrid will be made on the same.

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