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South Waikato News - - SPORT -

TOY­OTA 86 POWER PLANT: 2.0-litre di­rect in­jected flat four cylin­der boxer engine, 147kW at 7000rpm, 205Nm at 6400-6600rpm. RUN­NING GEAR: Rear-wheel drive. Six man­ual or six-speed au­to­matic with ‘‘blip­ping’’ down­shift con­trol. Elec­tric power as­sisted steer­ing. MacPherson strut front sus­pen­sion, dou­ble wish­bone set-up at the rear. HOW BIG: Length 4240mm, width 1775mm, height 1285mm, wheel­base 2570mm. HOW MUCH: Priced from $41,986 to $64,486. WHAT’S GOOD: Good looks, lovely han­dling ca­pa­bil­ity, punchy engine. WHAT’S NOT: It’s a two-door coupe, so don’t ex­pect too much room in back seats and boot. OUR VER­DICT: Toy­ota risked be­ing per­ceived as a se­ri­ous car com­pany pro­duc­ing con­ven­tional ve­hi­cles and hy­brids. Now, the 86 lets Toy­ota re­move its jacket and tie, and have some fun.

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