About the ‘Cb’ portion of the name, after translating the press release which was in Japanese, we found out that it actually stands for ‘Cool beauty’. So if you had that particular thought running in your head, it’s not what you might think it means.
Its name aside, we move on to the design of the 86 Style Cb, which originated from the Toyota 86 x Style Cb concept developed by Toyota’s Gazoo racing division for the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon.
Right off the bat, the new front bumper and grille is a standout from the car it is based on with a longer nose and new oval-shaped headlights. The fenders also adopt LED-illuminated triple fins and a two-tone paint job can be seen. ‘Cb’ badging is also found around the vehicle.
The interior changes consists of a leather steering wheel and new instrument panel with wood grain materials. Aside from that, everything else is familiarly 86.
Toyota say the new variant is meant to attract the fairer sex. So if your girlfriend or wife has a thing for cars, this would be the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Prices start at 4,180,582 yen (RM 125,737) for a six-speed manual and 4,263,055 yen (RM 128,217) for a six-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic. Both gearboxes are mounted to the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder FA 20 unit.
2015 Toyota 86 Gets Updated
Along with the introduction of the new variant, the Toyota 86 on which the Style Cb is based on gets a few enhancements as well, with a revised electric power steering and interior colour trim. No engine or performance changes were made.