There’s a good chance that the all-new 2022 Toyota GR 86 will arrive in the Philippines this year. Speaking to Philkotse.com during the launch of the all-new Avanza, a representative from Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) said that the GR 86 is coming this year.
2022 Toyota GR 86
The TMP representative, who wished to stay anonymous, did not give a specific timeline as to when the 2022 GR 86 will be launched in the market. But, our source confirmed that it is in Toyota Philippines’ pipeline for this year.
The GR 86’s arrival in the local market is not much of a secret since TMP has previously planned to launch it since last year. Despite being slated for launch in the third quarter of 2021, the Philippine debut of the all-new Toyota GR 86 didn’t push through. TMP did not share the reason for the GR 86’s delayed arrival.
Toyota PH first planned to launch the all-new GR 86 last year
The all-new Toyota GR 86 made its world debut last April 2021. It features more power, new styling, and a better interior layout. It is still jointly developed with the Subaru BRZ, which explains why both cars have similar design details. Of note, the all-new BRZ is set to make its Philippine debut this year, and Subaru plans to launch it in April in time for the upcoming Manila International Auto Show (MIAS).
During the global launch, the Japanese automaker said that the 2022 Toyota GR 86 is powered by a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine that delivers 232 hp and 250 Nm of torque. It can be connected to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission while power is sent to the rear wheels. Toyota added that the GR 86 can go from zero to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds.
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The all-new Toyota GR 86 is still jointly developed with the Subaru BRZ
Are you looking forward to the local launch of the 2022 GR 86? More details about its Philippine debut will come up in the coming weeks. For now, take this news with a grain of salt.
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Know more about Toyota 86 2022
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.