Toyota GT86 revised in Japan, luxury Style Cb model added

Sleek new front-end styling for luxury version of Toyota’s lightweight sports car

It can be a little depressing for Japanese car fans to see what vehicles are offered in the Japanese domestic market.

Take the Toyota GT86, for example. While the car is largely the same, the price very much isn’t – its ¥2.5 million entry price equates to less than £13,600 at current exchange rates, over £10,000 cheaper than it is in the UK.

There are special editions too, such as the new Toyota 86 ‘style Cb’ (for ‘Cool beauty’). Designed as a more fashionable version of the lightweight coupe for discerning buyers, the style Cb gets new front end styling and a host of styling and specification detail changes.

For ¥4.18 million (around £22,800), Cb buyers get an entirely new front bumper, headlights and grille, with retro-style ovoid headlights and a much smoother appearance than the angular standard car.

Alterations at the rear are less apparent, but the Cb is devoid of the rear spoiler standard on most UK models, and a two-tone metallic brown and beige paint scheme is significantly different from anything offered on European shores.

Different too are the side vents, the neat little 86 symbol replaced with LED-laden grilles on either side.

Inside, the steering wheel is swathed in luxurious leather, a new design of analogue dials has been implemented and there’s even – and this might be hard to reconcile given the interior of UK cars – ebony woodgrain interior panels. ‘Cb’ badging inside and out completes the look.

The Cb also gets – in common with other newly-revised 86s in Japan – revised electric power steering settings and a few more interior and exterior colour options. It’s not yet clear whether these will be replicated on European cars.

The Toyota 86 style Cb goes on sale in Japan on April 23.

Recommended

2022 Toyota GR 86 revealed – rear-wheel drive coupe reimagined
2022 Toyota GR86 - front quarter
Toyota GT 86

2022 Toyota GR 86 revealed – rear-wheel drive coupe reimagined

The Toyota GR 86 is back for a new generation, with a bigger 2.4-litre engine and revamped chassis
5 Apr 2021
BMW M3 Competition and M4 Competition xDrive models detailed
BMW M3/4 Competition xDrive tracking
BMW M3 saloon

BMW M3 Competition and M4 Competition xDrive models detailed

All-wheel-drive M3/M4 Competitions to arrive in late summer
18 Apr 2021
BMW M4 mule with aero mods caught in testing
BMW M4 CS prototype 2021 - rear
BMW M4 coupe

BMW M4 mule with aero mods caught in testing

Could a BMW M4 CS, or perhaps even a new CSL, already be in the works?
12 Apr 2021

Most Popular

Mercedes-AMG Project One spied on the 'Ring
Mercedes-AMG Project One – quarter
Mercedes

Mercedes-AMG Project One spied on the 'Ring

AMG’s F1-derived hypercar is nearly ready to rival the Valkyrie and T.50
16 Apr 2021
High performance Volkswagen ID GTX models on their way
GTX
Volkswagen

High performance Volkswagen ID GTX models on their way

GTX badge to denote high-performance EVs in VW ID range
16 Apr 2021
All-electric Ferrari confirmed for 2025 reveal
Ferrari badge
Ferrari

All-electric Ferrari confirmed for 2025 reveal

Ferrari has confirmed its first EV, but first three new models are due in the coming months
15 Apr 2021