It has arrived in Europe as the Toyota GR86 2022, but will not be sold there for two more years.
Although the new GR86 first appeared in North America back in April, Toyota just recently announced it would be launched in Europe during the spring 2022. It maintains all the key specifications it has in other markets.
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Subaru’s 2.4-liter, horizontally opposed four-cylinder boxer four-cylinder produces 231 hp (250 Nm) at 7,000 rpm Euro-spec. It is located beneath the new GR86 body. Toyota claims that models with six-speed manual transmissions will reach 100 km/h (62mph) in 6.9 seconds, while models with automatic gearboxes take 6.9 seconds. The stick shift variant will top out at 226 km/h (140 mph) while the automatic can’t exceed 216 km/h (134 mph).
This engine offers a significant upgrade to the 2.0-liter engine of the old 1986, but enthusiasts won’t be able enjoy it for more than two years.
Speaking at Toyota’s annual Kenshiki European Forum, the automaker revealed that the GR86 won’t be compliant with forthcoming European safety regulations without significant re-engineering, hence why it won’t be sticking around for long.
“We felt that the vehicle is so good and so needed for Toyota’s image in Europe, and we have a small but very passionate group of customers out there who are searching for vehicles like the GR86,” Toyota Europe vice-president Tom Fux told Autocar. “In the end, we decided it’s important to offer this vehicle, and then we will need to stop the vehicle, because it will not meet the new requirements in the future. But these two years will still provide an opportunity for passionate customers to get the vehicle.”
Toyota hasn’t said how much European customers will need to pay for the new sports car.
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