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May 26, 2014
 

Aussies snap up 10 per cent of global production of Toyota 86

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Aussies snap up 10 per cent of global production of Toyota 86

The figures are in and caradvice.com.au has them:

Local enthusiasts have purchased 10 per cent of all sports cars sold around the world, once again proving ’s love of performance vehicles on a global level.

Toyota confirmed the 10,000th was sold in within days of the 100,000th international sale this May (2014). The milestone comes less than two years after the 86 first launched locally in June 2012.

The result makes the third-largest 86 market in the world after (39,000 sales) and the US (35,000 sales).

Toyota says almost 40 per cent of local customers have opted for the $35,990 Toyota 86 GTS manual variant, favouring the combination of the higher equipment level with the six-speed manual transmission.

More than 25 per cent have purchased the top-grade $38,490 GTS automatic, while roughly one third have opted for the entry-level 86 GT variant, which starts at $29,990 in manual form.

The Toyota 86 was the top-selling sports car in the country in 2013, claiming a 34.4 per cent share of the sub-$80,000 sports car segment with 6706 sales. Its next closest rival, the Hyundai Veloster, achieved 3928 sales and a 20.2 per cent share.

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