Global brain-teaser attack to alpha anon but Aussie barrage for new BRZ and Toyota 86 accompanying delayed
The new Subaru BRZ sports car will appear beforehand than accepted in the abutting few months, but COVID-related delays with its final development – and that of its Toyota 86 accompanying – accept pushed aback its bounded barrage to backward 2021.
Engineering assignment is continuing for the highly-anticipated second-generation Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86, and carsales has learnt that the brain-teaser attack for the new BRZ is appointed to activate backward this year.
This attack will examination assorted aspects of the all-new entry-level sports auto avant-garde of its all-around unveiling, which is accepted aboriginal in 2021.
Our sources additionally advance that both the new Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 will now cycle into Australian showrooms about November abutting year – some three months after than the August accession ahead anticipated.
However, this ambition is declared as “conservative” and aboriginal deliveries of the new-generation sports cars ability still booty abode either backward in the third division or aboriginal in the fourth.
Like best above car-makers, Toyota and Subaru accept been afflicted to alter their archetypal barrage schedules due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has afflicted real-world testing and movement amid countries for hot and algid acclimate achievement testing.
The latest spy photos of both the Subaru BRZ and Toyota GR 86 advance the vehicles’ silhouettes accept not afflicted badly compared to the accepted models. And like the accepted cars, both will accept a adequately agnate design, as affirmation by the Toyota 86 cede from the GR86.org forums.
Reports from Japan additionally announce the affordable coupes accept not switched to Toyota’s newer, added avant-garde TNGA belvedere and will instead use a development of the accepted belvedere to abate costs.
One of the better changes for the new Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ will be the acceptance of a new engine.
Almost assertive to be packing Subaru’s newer, added able 2.4-litre four-cylinder FA24 boxer engine, the glassy Japanese twins should crank out at atomic 162kW of ability and 240Nm of torque. This compares with the accepted 2.0-litre boxer engine’s 147kW/205Nm.
Both chiral and automated gearboxes are afresh expected, the closing angled to be a continuously capricious manual (CVT).
The Subaru BRZ is currently priced from $35,270 additional on-road costs and the Toyota 86 opens the balance at aloof $32,180 – cheaper than some top-spec baby hatchbacks.
Both brands are additionally acute several added achievement car releases in the abutting few years, with the Toyota GR Corolla angled to breach awning in 2021 forth with the Subaru WRX. The WRX STI will chase in 2022.