Toyota has announced a handful of modest price increases for the 2017 versions of its 86 sports car and its Corolla sedan and hatchback lineup.
First, a little background: Toyota is dropping its Scion sub-brand, but that division's FR-S and iM coupe and five-door hatchback have simply been transferred over to the Toyota lineup as the Toyota 86 and the Toyota Corolla iM. The 86—whose name references the iconic mid-1980s Corolla AE86 popular with drifters—was lightly updated in addition to its new badges. The iM, meanwhile, carries over largely unchanged other than its nomenclature.
2017 Toyota 86
The 86 is $570 or $950 more expensive, depending on transmission, for the new model year to $27,120 for the 6-speed manual and $27,840 for the 6-speed automatic. It's not clear how those prices will compare to the similarly-updated (and nearly identical) Subaru BRZ. The Scion traditionally undercut the BRZ.
For the Corolla sedan lineup, meanwhile, the base L model increases $600 to $19,365, while the higher-end models have dropped by as much as $445. A handful of small cosmetic updates will set the 2017 Corolla apart, but the meat of the model's changes include a newly-standard automatic emergency braking system and a larger infotainment screen.
With the iM now serving as the hatchback of the Corolla lineup, the model sees its price up $290 to $19,615, but is otherwise largely unchanged from last year.
All prices quoted include a mandatory $865 destination charge.
Toyota says to expect the updated 2017s to arrive in dealers by the end of September.