Next Gen 2021 Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ Turbocharger No-Go?
Referring to an article from www.topspeed.com, the next generation Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ will not adopt the Toyota TNGA’s platform but instead staying with the aging and limited options from Subaru. This is the same reason why the 86/BRZ couldn’t be turbocharged because it would ruin the car’s dynamic. How true is this?
The latest report says that the expected FA24 four-banger from the Subaru Ascent and Outback will still be used, but they will be in naturally aspirated form. Power output is now expected to be 217 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, a meager increase of just 12 ponies and 21 pound-feet. A six-speed manual will still be offered, but a new eight-speed auto will also be on the docket.
SUBARU AND TOYOTA ARE CHANGING VERY LITTLE ABOUT THE NEXT-GEN 86 AND BRZ
As reported previously, the 86 and BRZ were supposed to get an all-new look and would even shift into premium territory. Well, if this latest report is accurate, then the now eight-year-old cars are getting little more than a facelift.
Sorry to say this, but if this latest report is true, the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ won’t last but a few more years before being axed altogether. If that’s the case, just remember that, while they will claim it’s due to lack of sales, it will really fall on the shoulders of the Subaru and Toyota and their reluctance to see the real potential of these cars.