2015 Toyota GT 86 Gets Price Cut in the UK via New Entry Level Trim

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The Toyota GT 86 is all about driving and having fun the simple way - letting the car’s behavior bring a smile on your face, not it’s geeky gadgets. In this respect, Toyota UK decided to create another entry trim level, with even less unnecessary items and a £2,000 lower price tag.
For those who want a car with bare necessities, the newly introduced Toyota GT 86 Primo comes at £22,995, which is £2,115 less than the next upper trim level. And you can shave another £500 for a limited period if you’re among the first customers to order one.

Even with the price cut, the Primo comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, a limited-slip differential, aluminum pedals, air conditioning, power mirrors, front fog lamps, twin exhaust tips, the Toyota Touch multimedia system with Bluetooth and multiple connectivity as well as a new tire pressure monitoring system.

The engine remains the same 2-liter flat-four making 200 hp mated to a six-speed manual gearbox; the only one available for the Primo version. Which is exactly what you’ll want, since the automatic one will cut down the fun a bit.

But wait, there's more

One step above is the classic GT 86 which starts £24,995 and comes with extras like a rear spoiler, keyless entry with push-button start, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, auto HID headlights, LED daytime running lights and the automatic transmission as an optional.

A new GT 86 Aero trim will increase the car’s visual appeal by adding larger front and rear spoilers, redesigned side skirts and a set on 18-inch OZ Ultraleggera alloy rims finished in anthracite grey. All these come for £27,495 and you can also have them on the automatic version for £28,495.

There’s also a new special edition GT 86 Giallo edition on the list, which ramps up the style via special black leather seats, which are also heated, black GT 86 side decals, gloss black mirror casings and a vibrant metallic yellow exterior shade. You can also tick mark the box for some black hood, roof and boot single-stripe decals which can be had at no cost.

However, you’ll have to hurry up a bit if you’re aiming for the Giallo version, as there will be only 86 units available on the UK market, each one being individually numbered and coming at a price of £27,495.

Tick mark all the optionals

If you’re that type of client looking for a loaded car, the optionals list include a Carbon Pack which adds carbon-effect door mirror covers and rear bumper protection plate as well as rear parking sensors, the JBL Pack coming with 9 speakers and a 44W DSP amplifier, the Toyota Touch system with Go and a bigger touchscreen as well as more decals and Alcantara-leather combination seats upholstery.

Seems like a fair trade what Toyota UK did here with the base GT 86 version and we hope the coupe will receive the same treatment in every other market as well. There are still places in Europe where the “entry level” starts at €33,000 (£26,100/$42,000) and comes with pure-driving non-compliant things like cruise control, automatic headlights, keyless entry/start, dual climate control and other stuff.

Who would spend that much on a “pure back-to-basics driver’s car” that's supposed to sell like hot cakes when a 180 hp Ford Fiesta ST starts at about €20,500 (£16,200/$26,100) and offers you about the same thrills behind the wheel (yeah, minus the tail-happy thingy...but still)?
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