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News New 2022 Toyota GR 86 Sales are on Fire

New 2022 Toyota GR 86 Sales are on Fire

Toyota GR86 numbers prove and support those car enthusiasts can and do put their money where their mouths are

  • Sales are up 326% in the first quarter of the year.

  • In March alone, sales shot up 200%.

This is extremely gratifying news, and not entirely surprising. If you are into cars and active in the community, you probably know someone who’s bought a new Toyota GR 86.

2022 Toyota GR 86 | Photo: Toyota

The first-generation Sion FR-S/Toyota 86 (and Subaru BRZ) was just shy of excellent. When Toyota and Subaru sat down for the encore, they must have spent a fair amount of time online reading owner comments and/or participated in many track-day events. The new GR86 is now very excellent.

So strong is the love for the new 2022 Toyota GR 86 that sales are up 326% in the first quarter of 2022 (compared to 2021). This past March alone, sale numbers jumped 200% as reported by CarBuzz.

Interestingly, Subaru BRZ sales, although good, are nowhere near as strong as the GR 86’s. There’s likely a correlation between Subaru’s troubled launch of the new WRX and the fact that they’ve abandoned the WRX STI, at least for now.

No matter which car is purchased, however, the data shows that if automakers listen to their typically captive audience, they will reap the benefits. Now, if only Mitsubishi and Acura were paying attention…

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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