The more talk and stories we hear about the next generation Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86, the more we like. We also love Toyota’s TNGA platform.
This bit of news is not especially surprising. Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform has proven to be an incredible foundation that transforms any and all vehicles built upon it. Apparently Subaru’s Global Platform won’t work.
According to Australia’s Motoring, the next-generation of these RWD lightweight sports cars will either carry-on with the same platform or migrate to the new TNGA platform. Reason why Subaru’s SGP setup was turned down is because it cannot be used for RWD-only cars – it was designed for AWD only. Either, we’re one step closer to a future for the BRZ and 86.
The TNGA on the other hand, can handle it all. It was designed and engineered for front-, rear- and all-wheel drive applications and thus wins out. Or at least this is what we’ve read.
The potential benefits are numerous starting with how this platform has transformed the “meh” Toyota Camry into a “wow” Toyota Camry. As well, Toyota’s Gazoo Racing division will surely have a few thoughts on the matter which can only be good.
The current Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ are known for their rear-wheel-drive goodness and performance, but they are also getting old and in need of a significant refresh. More power has always been wanted, but now that we have the Toyota Supra those demands may calm demand. Still even more precise handling and agility would certainly make already great driver’s cars even better.