Toyobaru twins tweaked

The Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ twins have received minor updates, including new front bumpers, 17-inch wheels, tweaked steering wheel and instrument clusters, and revised infotainment systems.

The driving experience also benefits from firmer suspension to further sharpen the dynamics.

And, while autos stick with the 147kW/205Nm 2.0-litre engine, manual models get an updated version with 152kW/212Nm.

Prices for the 86 have increased slightly (the base model GT now sells from $30,790) while the BRZ has dropped to $32,990).