The super-dynamic sports car from Toyota is about to come with plenty of novelties in next few years. Developed together with Subaru, this small sports car is present since 2012. Known for amazing driving characteristics, it mesmerized lovers of Japanese sports cars pretty quickly. After 8 years of production, it would be a perfect time to see a redesign. In this case, we will see more than that. We will see a completely new body style in the offer, which will come as the 2020 Toyota GT-86 Convertible.
This redesign is about to bring a lot of novelties. Of course, the biggest one will be a completely new 2020 Toyota GT-86 Convertible. So far, this car was available in a coupe body style only. This will definitely make it much more competitive. In terms of mechanics, it will be identical to the upcoming coupe model. This means a completely new chassis developed by Toyota. On the other side, Subaru will take care of the engine, which is about to come completely new, with much more power. Subaru’s famous all-wheel drive will be used as well. In terms of styling, expect the application of the brand’s newest design language. Other than a convertible roof, it will be pretty much the same as coupe version, which would mean a lot of influence from the upcoming Supra.
On the inside, the 2020 Toyota GT-86 Convertible will be very amazing too. It still seems early to speculate about something more specific, but there is no doubt that the new model will come in a classic sports manner. We expect no-fooling-around approach, with focus on the driver and plenty of racing gauges. Some of the things that the current generation lacks in are equipment and materials quality. So, the new model should come with improvements, which should provide a clear advantage over potentially biggest rivals Mazda MX-5 Miata and Fiat 124 Spider.
Subaru has prepared a completely new engine for this occasion. It is a new 2.4-liter turbo inline-four unit, which will feature significantly more power than the current 2.0-liter powertrain. Total output should go up to 260 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. We expect the company to stick with a manual transmission. Higher trims should get paddle shifters. All versions will come with Subaru’s famous all-wheel-drive system, which should provide perfect handling. With such power increase, the new 2020 Toyota GT-86 Convertible will be way ahead of Mazda. Still, the MX-5 Miata compensates this power lack with its light body, while there is also a new engine to come in the future.
2020 Toyota GT-86 Convertible Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2020 Toyota GT-86 Convertible in about two years. Estimations about the price go around $25,000.