Subaru teases next Toyota 86 sports car for April reveal

Updated Jun 07, 2021 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

The telltale signs pretty much confirm it.

For some time now, we knew that Subaru and Toyota have been working on the next-generation 86 and BRZ. Subaru has already revealed the new BRZ, so it only makes sense that Toyota will soon follow suit. 

A picture of the 2022 Subaru BRZ parked on a racetrack

The second-generation Subaru BRZ

A day ago on March 25, Subaru posted something on its official Facebook page. It is a teaser for an upcoming event that’s scheduled to take place online on April 5. Attending the online event is Tetsuro Fujinuki, Subaru’s Chief Technical Officer, as well as Koji Sato, the President of Gazoo Racing.

Now, the presence of Sato-san has gotten our attention. Do note that Subaru and Toyota have been working together on several projects, but Koji Sato’s presence only confirms that what’s going to be revealed at the online event is going to be a sports car.

>>> Related: 2022 Subaru BRZ debuts: More powerful, a sneak peek to the next Toyota 86

A picture of the teaser posted by Subaru

The teaser posted by Subaru. Note the identical lines on the cars

Moreover, the teaser shows the front-ends of two cars, which each have Toyota and Subaru badging. Suffice to say, they look identical. As such, we can only assume that the model that’s going to be shown at the online event is none other than the Toyota 86.

For now, there are no details regarding its powertrain. We also do not know if it will have actual differences with its Subaru counterpart that’s already being sold in certain markets. We are certain though that the new 86 will be using the same engine and platform as the BRZ.

Of note, the new BRZ uses a new 2.4-liter Boxer engine capable of making up to 228 horsepower and 249 Nm of torque. Those are significantly more than what the current Philippine-spec 86 and BRZ can produce. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

>>> Related: 2021 Toyota 86: Expectations and what we know so far

A picture of the 2022 Subaru BRZ drifting on a lonely country road

We're certain that the upcoming Toyota 86 will have identical capabilities with the new Subaru BRZ

Remember also that Motor Image Pilipinas (MIP) has confirmed that the second-generation Subaru BRZ is indeed coming to the Philippines by 2022. As such, it is highly likely that Toyota Motor Philippines will also bring in the upcoming second-generation Toyota 86.

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Know more about Toyota 86 2021

Toyota 86

The Toyota 86, or GT 86 in other markets, is a 2-door sports car produced together by Toyota and Subaru. It shares the same engine and platform with the Subaru BRZ, while having slight variances when it comes to exterior and interior design. Under the hood, the Toyota 86 uses 2.0-liter, naturally aspirated boxer engine. While this engine is produced by Subaru, it uses Toyota's D4-S fuel injection system. At most, the engine can make up to 200 horsepower and 205 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear via a six-speed manual transmission.

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Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

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