There is information about the new Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86September 18, 2019
At first, automotive media reported that Toyota could not offer a reasonable business case for another generation 86. But Subaru entered the scene, confirming that development was underway for sports cars with rear-wheel drive.
Toyota management then reflected the Japanese partner’s opinion on the Gen 2, but specific details regarding the Hachi-Roku (86) and BRZ were not made public. Foreign publications have published several reports on 2021 models, starting with “previews at the Tokyo Motor Show next month.”
It is known that both automakers are preparing the concept of each issue for a local car dealership. The only thing in doubt is the report, which claims that “the new GA-B platform can use a torsion beam or multi-link rear suspension system that the BRZ and 86 will use.”
The TNGA GA-B vehicle architecture was discussed recently, and Toyota even provided a moving chassis for analysis. The platform is not only too short for “twin cars”, but also does not have a cardan shaft connecting the engine in front with a differential on the rear axle. The fact is that the B-segment chassis is built on a transverse engine and front-wheel drive. Subaru developed the platform for the BRZ, 86 and FR-S even when the Scion was still something unknown, and if you’re interested, F stands for front-wheel drive, R stands for rear-wheel drive, and S stands for sports.
Cars of the current generation are built on a modified Impreza platform, and not on the modern global Subaru platform. SGP cannot be converted to RWD, which suggests that the outgoing architecture will be updated or something from the TNGA series will be used.
Right now, only GA-N and GA-L are compatible with rear-wheel drive, but both platforms are too big for BRZ or 86 in their current format. It is also worth noting that e-TNGA is the new architecture for electric vehicles, which should support everything from compact cars to large SUVs. Given that it is difficult to convert e-TNGA to internal combustion engines, then most likely the new items will be based on the outgoing platform with some changes. Another development scenario will be the new N or GA-N from RC, but only if Toyota can sufficiently shorten the platform for a small sports car.
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