A Subsequent-Gen Toyota 86 is Within the Works; In all probability Co-Developed with Subaru

After months of hypothesis and studies that contradicted each other, it seems that a brand new Toyota 86 is within the works and it'll once more be the fruit of a collaboration between Toyota and Subaru which all however confirms new BRZ is across the nook as effectively. Now, the information comes from the mouth of Toyota Europe Head of Advertising Matt Harrison, so we are likely to imagine it, though it’s not the primary time a high-ranked Toyota worker talked a couple of new 86. These previous 12 months have been fairly the rollercoaster trip for followers of each the BRZ and the 86 (or GT86 because it’s recognized throughout the pond). Everybody noticed the first-generation fashions have been getting lengthy within the tooth and Toyota by no means appeared to make clear the matter of its co-op with Subaru that produced two fantastic sporty coupes. Then got here the launch of the A90 Supra and the information that the fundamental model in Japan is powered by a much less highly effective engine than the 86’s 2.Zero-liter 197 horsepower four-pot. Many thought that meant the writing was on the wall for the 86 as Toyota wouldn’t wish to undermine the Supra by promoting one other sports activities automotive with extra oomph and a less expensive price ticket. However, apparently, gross sales have been passable sufficient to immediate Toyota and Subaru to get to the drawing boards as soon as extra.