• The new GR 86 employs a horizontally opposed four-cylinder, 2.4-litre engine that develops 173kW and 250Nm.
• It is set for local debut in Q1 of 2022.
• The GR 86 is the third performance model from Toyota, following the likes of the Supra and Yaris GR.
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Please keep them coming! This is what most Toyota enthusiasts and local petrolheads will be thinking about because the Japanese brand will introduce yet another performance model in SA.
Following the likes of the already launched Supra and incoming Yaris GR, the GR 86 is the third performance model from Toyota. The latter is set for local debut in Q1 of 2022.
The original 86 was launched in 2012, garnering more than 200 000 worldwide sales.
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One of the most significant changes takes place under the bonnet. Gone is the naturally aspirated 2.0-litre of the predecessor, and in comes a horizontally opposed four-cylinder, 2.4-litre engine that develops 173kW and 250Nm.
The car’s dimensions are almost identical to its previous model, allowing the new version to maintain a low centre of gravity, contributing to agile handling capabilities.
Thanks to weight-saving initiatives such as using aluminium for the roof and body panels, it is expected to be the lightest four-seater coupe in its class.
Local specifications will be confirmed closer to the time of its launch.