- The next-gen GR86 is said to be a hybrid to meet emissions and fuel economy standards
- The current two-door coupe already needs 98RON fuel and drinks up to 9.5 liters per 100 km.
- Toyota is likely to adopt a new design face.
The Toyota GR86 and Subaru BRZ two-door sports coupe twins will reportedly be electrified to beat emissions regulations and boost power.
According to the Japanese publication The best car, Toyota began work on the third-generation GR86 using a modified underpinning from the Lexus IS sports sedan (now axed in Australia) and a hybridized three-cylinder turbo engine from the GR Yaris hot hatch or a hybrid system from the Toyota Crown flagship. is given
The GR86 hybrid will help the company meet increasingly stringent global emissions standards, with Japan requiring a 32.4 percent improvement in fuel economy by 2030.
With Toyota adopting a new design language, we’ve included the face of the all-new Prius to see what the GR86 Hybrid might look like.
Sharp C-shaped claw-like LED daytime running lights run into the bonnet line and connect to the front splitter with chrome and gloss black surrounds on the lower bumper.
A similar face is also seen in the upcoming new Toyota C-HR city crossover and the Beyond Zero (BZ) compact SUV concept.
The extra power assistance should theoretically help boost torque, though it’s unclear whether performance outputs will change due to a possible downsizing of the engine (but with the addition of a turbocharger). no.
The current Toyota GR86 is based on a modified version of the first generation model and delivers 174kW of power and 250Nm of torque to the rear wheels only. It can accelerate from 0-100km/h in a claimed 6.3 seconds in the manual or 6.8 seconds in the torque converter automatic transmission.
However, it demands high-quality 98RON premium unleaded fuel and consumes between 8.8 and 9.5 liters per 100 km claimed depending on the variant.
Below: The current GR86, alongside its iconic AE86 ancestor