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A facelifted version of the Toyota 86 or Subaru BRZ has been caught testing in Europe by our spy photographers.

With just the front and rear bumpers covered in disguise, it’s clear that this update won’t do anything to drastic to the coupe’s design.

It’s not entirely clear which brand’s car we’re looking at here. Although this prototype is most likely of the Toyota version, the car is wearing the plainer single bar side vent design that has, so far, only been used on the Subaru’s model.

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At the front, the car features a broader air intake, rejigged auxiliary light stack and what could be new internals for the headlights.

Out the rear, there a fiddles to the rear bumper design. The biggest change currently visible relates to the LED tail-lights, which now feature horizontal lines moulded into the cover surface.

We’d be surprised if Toyota and Subaru didn’t upgrade the car’s interior or retune the drivetrain for a little extra performance.

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While the Toyota 86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ have all met with critical acclaim, global sales haven’t really set the charts alight. Last year, 14,062 FR-S coupes and 7504 BRZs were sold in the US.

The boxer-engined coupe has proven to be much more, relatively, popular in Australia, with the 86 accounting for 10 percent of global sales as of May 2014. Last year in Australia, Toyota sold 4257 86 coupes, while Suburu managed to shift 1112 BRZs.

While US sales of the twins are on target to equal last year’s figures, local sales so far this year for the 86 are down 29 percent, while the BRZ is off by almost 34 percent.




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