A turbo Toyota 86 2018 would require a completely new platform

Updated Sep 30, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Wait to see if the next-gen Toyota 86 2018 would receive a turbo version or not.

A more powerful Toyota 86 with a turbocharger is the desire of many car enthusiasts. Unfortunately, this will not come true as Mr. Tetsuya Tada - the Chief engineer for the Supra and 86 has confirmed on Australia’s CarAdvice in Geneva that there wouldn’t be a turbo variant for the Toyota 86 2018.

Sports car guru of Toyota also explained that if they added the 86 a turbo variant and push up the power, it would require totally changing the basic configuration.

Toyota 86 2018 facelift in Malaysia angular front

There wouldn’t be a turbo variant for the Toyota 86 2018

The Chief engineer also said that the Toyota 86 2018 was made to be nimble and agile with the appropriate distribution weight for its engine. Especially, the car features a balanced front which makes its handling capacity more responsive and quick. So if it is now equipped with a turbo variant, the engineers would have to change the balance of weight between the rear and the front, which also means they have to bring an absolutely new platform for the vehicle. That is why it is not a matter of changing just the engine component.

>>> Read our Toyota 86 2018 review on Philkotse.com

Toyota 86 2018 facelift in Malaysia front view

The Toyota 86 2018 was made to be nimble and agile with the appropriate distribution weight for its engine

If you are still not satisfied with the power of the Toyota 86 or even the Subaru BRZ, let’s wait to see whether the next generation will get a turbo version or not. And if you have been pleased with the 86, let’s continue to experience this well-balanced, lightweight and agile sport car with its revvy naturally aspirated powertrain.

Toyota 86 2018 facelift in Malaysia rear view

Let’s wait to see whether the next generation will get a turbo version or not

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Know more about Toyota 86 2022

Toyota 86

The Toyota 86 2022 is a 2+2 seater sports car sold in two variants: one equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, the other having a 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters. Both are powered by the same 2.0-liter direct-injection boxer engine that spins the rear wheels. The 86 Philippines measures 4,240mm long, 1,775mm wide, and 1,320mm high on a 2,570mm wheelbase. 

Toyota 86 prices in the Philippines range from Php 2,086,000 for the base manual and Php 2,201,000 for the higher-spec automatic version. White Pearl options carry an additional premium of Php 15,000 over the standard pricing. In the sports car segment, the Toyota 86 does battle with the Subaru BRZ, as well as the Nissan 370Z and the Mazda MX-5 RF. The lowest monthly installment is Php 25,143 for the 86 manual, spread across 60 months on a downpayment of 50 percent.
 

₱ 2,086,000 - ₱ 2,201,000

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