Toyota showcases new GR86 sports coupe, now more powerful and agile

Toyota Gazoo Racing unveiled thenew Toyota GR 86, the third model developed by the carmaker after theGR SupraandGR Yaris.

By: HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 05 Apr 2021, 13:37 PM
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The Toyota GR86 gets a 2.4-litre four-cylinder boxer engine.
The Toyota GR86 gets a 2.4-litre four-cylinder boxer engine.

The new Toyota GR 86 abandons the previous 'GT86' nomenclature.It introduces the initials ofGazoo Racingin the name, as do the already mentioned Toyota GR Supra or the Toyota GR Yaris.

As with their predecessors, the new GR 86 and BRZ 2021 arepractically identical except for small details. The differences between the two is visible in the design of the front bumper.The GR 86 features a larger, more rectangular looking grille reminiscent of the GR Yaris.

The side of the front bumper are updated, as well as the headlights which now have different light signatures.At the rear, the differences seem to be limited exclusively to the logos. The bumpers, pilots, diffuser, exhaust outlets look more identical.

The interior of the Toyota GR86 boasts of a seven-inch digital instrument panel and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The interior of the Toyota GR86 boasts of a seven-inch digital instrument panel and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The interior of the Toyota GR86 boasts of a seven-inch digital instrument panel and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The interior of the Toyota GR86 boasts of a seven-inch digital instrument panel and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system.


Inside the differences are really few, basically limited to the logo on the steering wheel and the lettering on the seven-inch digital instrument panel.Both have an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, dual-zone climate control, heated seats, as well as an endowment of safety systems and driving assistants.

The Toyota GR86 gets afour-cylinder boxer enginethat has2.4 litresof capacity instead of 2.0 litres of the first generation engine.This will also translate into an increase in power, reaching235 hp and 250 Nm of torque.

The engine is mated to a standardsix-speed manual transmissionthat sends power exclusively to the rear axle. There is also an optional six-speed automatic gearboxwith a new Sport mode designed for more aggressive driving.

Toyota said that it is going to launch the sports coupe in Japan later this year. It is expected that it will arrive in Europe soon.

First Published Date: 05 Apr 2021, 13:37 PM IST
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