Subaru BRZ has brought the release of the new Toyota 86 closerNovember 19, 2020
The Subaru BRZ 2022 model has just officially debuted, and its appearance has serious implications that go beyond the Subaru brand.
Of course, the new BRZ was co-developed with Toyota, which means there will be a new variant with the 86 badge in the future. Just because the BRZ has already been introduced does not mean Toyota should rush with its version, although the next 86 degree guaranteed. The 2022 Toyota 86 is expected to debut next year.
In fact, this car cannot be called the Toyota 86. The car, formerly known as the Scion FR-S, and now known as the GT86, may be rebranded to enter the Toyota Gazoo Racing lineup, just like its “big sister” GR Supra. … To this end, the next generation may adopt the name change to GR86. Aside from the name change, the 86 should be mechanically identical to its Subaru counterpart. The car should also look like the BRZ, except for Toyota badges and possibly some unique wheel options.
Under the hood, the 86 will use Subaru’s 2.4-liter boxer four-cylinder engine, which now makes 228 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. As with the previous generation, power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission. Toyota may offer special editions of the vehicle such as the GRMN or Hakone, though hardly any significant performance gains should be expected from them.
In terms of interior, Toyota’s version shouldn’t be much different from what Subaru showed off, save for a few possible trim color changes. The new 8-inch touchscreen uses Subaru’s latest Starlink infotainment system. While Toyota may opt for its own dashboard Entune kit, the company has already demonstrated a willingness to use the system that BMW-built Supra uses.
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