Latest reports suggest that the 2020 Toyota GT-86 will come completely new. Introduced in 2011, this sports car has been considered as one of the most dynamic small sports cars around. It was co-developed with Subaru and latest reports suggest that new versions of GT-86 and Subaru BRZ will be coming from the same plant again. This redesign will bring a lot of improvement, not just in terms of styling, but in driving dynamics as well.
The all-new 2020 Toyota GT-86 is about to come next year. We are about to see a lot of changes for this occasion. Once again, we will see a cooperation with Subaru. Most likely, Subaru will supply the new engine, while Toyota will take care of the chassis. This will be a complete overhaul, so expect to see a new platform, which will provide some important weight savings, as well as new suspension. On the other side, we expect to see a new version of Subaru’s amazing 4×4 system, famous for its superior handling and effortless cornerings. In terms of styling, expect to see a similar overall shape. Two companies should stick to proven design solutions, though each carmaker will offer its own styling. In this aspect, we expect 2020 Toyota GT-86 to have a lot in common with the upcoming Supra.
This is still a big mystery of the 2020 Toyota GT-86. The current model keeps things pretty simple and insists on the driver-oriented cockpit. We have no doubt that the new model will come in the same manner. Still, we expect to see a big upgrade in terms of materials quality and standard equipment. This is the aspect where Toyota probably wants to have an advantage over key competitors like Mazda MX-5, Fiat 124 and similar models.
Probably the biggest novelty of this redesign will be a new engine. This model has been known for its 2.0-liter Boxer engine with around 200 horsepower. The new engine will feature bigger displacement, and also get a turbocharger. This would mean a significant power boost. The new unit from Subaru delivers around 260 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. We expect that the new model will stick to a manual transmission, while an optional automatic gearbox with paddle shifters is also a possibility. Such great amount of power will make 2020 Toyota GT-86 super-agile, competitive even with much bigger and more powerful muscle cars like Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro.
2020 Toyota GT-86 Release Date and Price
We are still waiting for more precise details about 2020 Toyota GT-86’s release date. Most likely, this will happen in the second half of the next year. When it comes to the price, base models should go around $25,000.