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Next-Generation Toyota 86 And Subaru BRZ Will Get More Of What We All Want

The current speculations on the on the next Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ are extremely promising.

  • Cars will likely be built on the TNGA Toyota platform.
  • One engine option might be Subaru’s 2.4T from the Ascent and Legacy.
  • Gazoo Racing will be involved in the car’s development.

The future for this pair of sports cars was looking bleak, then not so much. As we also know, the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ have garnered quite the following but from onset, sales have been slow. It’s understandable given the niche nature of the product and, to an extent, complaints about low output and a basic interior. This is all about to change, and for the better.

Well, for the better if you were one of the many that thought the 86 and BRZ were insufficiently powerful, relatively unrefined and with a less-than-attractive cabin. Although these are low points on paper, they made the car what it was, which was affordable, light, agile, and a true driver’s car.

Autocar reports that the next-generation of the pair will be built on Toyota’s TNGA platform which underpins nearly all of the company’s current fleet. The old cars were based on a Subaru foundation but the TNGA does not leave Subie out of the picture. They will supply motivation in the form of their new turbocharged 2.4-litre Boxer 4-cylinder engine which develops 260-horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque. The immediate drawback will be more weight upfront but given that Gazoo Racing will be behind chassis development, and more, we’re not too concerned.

In the process, the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ will surely get updated and upgraded cabins to go along with a new outer shell. As well, given GR’s involvement, the “86” will go from being known as the GT86 or simply 86 to GR 86 to match the GR Supra and latest GR Yaris.

There are no definitive dates but 2021 seems a likely starting point. And finally, pricing could rise significantly in the process…

2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition
2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition | Photo: Toyota

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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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