2022 Toyota 86 debuts with a lot more electric power, exact updates as 2022 Subaru BRZ

Pursuing the expose of the redesigned 2022 Subaru BRZ, Toyota on Monday announced a redesigned variation of the sports car’s twin.

The 2022 Toyota 86 gets “GR” badging (short for “Gazoo Racing”) like the most up-to-date Supra, moreover the exact mechanical and styling updates as the BRZ. That suggests a much larger motor, but with no the turbocharger some enthusiasts had desired.

The new 2.4-liter flat-4 replaces the outgoing model’s 2.-liter flat-4, but the 86 retains rear-wheel drive and an accessible 6-speed manual transmission (a 6-speed automated is also accessible).

Output boosts to 232 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, up from 205 hp and 156 lb-ft in the aged car. Toyota also quoted a substantially decreased torque peak of 3,700 rpm, compared to 6,700 rpm just before, with max hp at 7,000 rpm. Toyota quotes a -62 mph time of 6.3 seconds, down from the preceding 7.4 seconds.

2022 Toyota GR 86

2022 Toyota GR 86

The 86 gets the same styling alterations as the 2022 BRZ, like purposeful aspect air intakes and new taillights, but with a Toyota-precise grille. Dimensions have shifted relatively, with a a little bit lengthier wheelbase and total duration, but a a little decrease height. The automobile characteristics aluminum roof panels to reduce the centre of gravity, plus aluminum front fenders and redesigned seats to even more decrease pounds, according to Toyota.

Like the BRZ, the 86 has a 7.-inch digital exhibit in the instrument cluster, in this situation displaying a graphic of the engine’s opposed-piston movement on startup. Assume the 86 to get the redesigned BRZ’s enlarged 8.-inch touchscreen as effectively.

Automatic-transmission versions will also arrive with Subaru’s Eyesight driver-aid technology, though Toyota did not say which functions would be included.

The 86/BRZ duo isn’t the only collaboration among Toyota and Subaru. The two Japanese automakers are also co-acquiring an electric SUV, as element of their expanded partnership declared in 2019.

Prices, gasoline-overall economy, and the release day for the 2022 Toyota 86 will be exposed at a later date. Assume it to go on sale in the U.S. later this year.