2022 Toyota 86 follows path of Subaru BRZ with extra energy, new options
The 2022 Toyota 86 sports activities coupe lives on one other era, Toyota introduced on Monday. The reasonably priced, rear-wheel-drive sports activities automotive follows in the identical steps because the 2022 Subaru BRZ introduced late final 12 months with a bigger engine, higher tech, and modest exterior updates.
Launched for 2013, the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ developed out of a partnership that enabled the Japanese manufacturers’ respective motorsport arms to flex their efficiency chops on a finances. Although the 86’s inside and exterior designs do not change a lot for the 2022 mannequin, a brand new Subaru boxer engine boosts energy however nonetheless lacks a turbocharger.
A 2.4-liter flat-4 replaces the outgoing 2.0-liter flat-4, rising output from 205 hp and 156 lb-ft of torque within the previous Toyota 86 to 232 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque within the 2022 mannequin. The height torque comes on a lot earlier at 3,700 rpm, in response to Toyota, as a substitute of 6,700 rpm earlier than. Acceleration improves from a 0-62 mph time of seven.4 seconds down to six.3 seconds.
2022 Toyota GR 86 and 2022 Subaru BRZ
The 86 is simply provided in rear-wheel drive, and buyers can select between carryover transmissions, a 6-speed guide or 6-speed computerized. The MacPherson strut entrance and double-wishbone rear suspensions stay the identical. The physique is about an inch longer and rides a bit decrease, however the automotive is about 25 kilos heavier regardless of aluminum fenders and roof panels, and light-weight updates to the entrance seats and mufflers. The load acquire is available in half from efforts to enhance torsional rigidity by 50% over the outgoing mannequin, which ought to enhance stability and enhance dealing with.
The outside will get a matrix grille and useful aspect air intakes that, together with the aspect sill spoilers, had been tailored from Gazoo Racing GR motorsports components.
Inside, the Toyota 86 includes a 7.0-inch digital show within the instrument cluster, however Toyota did not disclose if the touchscreen would develop from 7.0- to eight.0 inches because it does within the new BRZ. Fashions with an computerized transmission include Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assist expertise that features computerized emergency braking, although Toyota did not specify which options would come within the 86.
Pricing is predicted later within the 12 months, nearer to when the 2022 Toyota 86 goes on sale. We hope it would keep below $30,000 to compete with different reasonably priced sports activities automobiles such because the Hyundai Veloster N and Mazda MX-5 Miata.