If I told you the Toyota 86 has been around for more than five years, you’d probably think I was lying. But it has, having launched in Australia way back in late 2012, and it looks like it’ll be around in its current form for a little while yet.

So, unsurprisingly, Toyota has given the 86 sports car a shot in the arm for 2018, with the company offering new standard equipment and an enticing optional equipment pack across the entire range. 

It’s fair to say the sort of person who is considering a Toyota 86 - or Subaru BRZ or Mazda MX-5 - has specific expectations. It should be sporty, fun to drive, chuckable, and affordable. Let’s see if the update 2018 Toyota 86 nails that brief.