The 2022 Toyota GR 86 is coming soon

January 22nd, 2021 by

While the Orlando Toyota 86 is definitely a fun and sporty way to hit the road, it hasn’t really changed much since its inception (except, you know, being renamed from the Scion FR-S to the Toyota 86 when the Scion brand was retired). It’s had its minor updates here and there but no major changes since 2013. That’s why we’re excited to hear that 2022 could be bringing an all-new model to the table – we’re rounding up some of the rumors to give you an idea of what to expect when this sporty coupe arrives later this year.

What will the 2022 Toyota GR 86 offer?

One of the big things we’re hearing is that the Orlando Toyota 86 will become the GR 86, similar to the Toyota GR Supra. GR stands for Gazoo Racing and we’re willing to bet that with the addition of these initials we’ll be getting some pretty exciting performance updates. Toyota hasn’t released any specs yet – in fact, all that’s really been released is a sneak peek of the new front bumper – but here’s the thing. We all know that the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ pretty much mirror each other, especially when it comes to the mechanical aspects. And the 2022 Subaru BRZ has been unveiled, so if the Toyota GR 86 remains true to its roots, it should offer pretty similar elements. Here’s what we know so far about the 2022 Subaru model and what we expect the 86 to emulate.

 

  • It’ll likely have a 2.4L  flat-four engine under the hood, which means 228 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. It’s also been surmised that the new coupe will be available in both six-speed manual and automatic transmissions per the usual.
  • If the Toyota GR 86 shares the same chassis as its Subaru sibling, it’ll have more rigidity, better control, and improved handling at high speeds.
  • The interior will likely be updated to offer the driver and passenger the most tech-driven, comfortable cabin yet. Subaru threw in features like a 7″ digital gauge cluster, an 8″ infotainment system, and a redesigned center console; we’re willing to bet that Toyota has followed suit.
  • The exterior will undoubtedly be updated to refresh the model for the 2022 year. As noted, the bumper has been teased and to us, it’s giving off some 7th-gen Toyota Celica vibes and looks a lot like the already-released BRZ bumper. We’re thinking that the most noticeable changes will be found in said bumper, the back bumper, and the lighting scheme (particularly in the headlights and taillights).

 

That’s all we really know right now. There have been a few wild rumors out there that the Toyota GR 86 will be rebranded as a new Celica in the future; this rumor is fueled by the fact that Toyota just renewed its patent on the Celica name. However, that could just be so they retain rights to the iconic nombre. Time will tell!

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