Toyota GR 86 now available in Japan

all-new Toyota GR86

Toyota has started selling the all-new GR 86, months after its brother from another mother — the Subaru BRZwas officially launched.

While both models share the same base, Toyota claimed that it has “focused on delivering the unique driving feel of a GR vehicle, with intuitive handling and instinctive responsiveness, linear response, and outstanding agility at the upper limits of performance.”

all-new Toyota GR86

“While carrying on the tradition of the 86 and engaging in friendly rivalry with Subaru's BRZ development team, TGR sought to develop a vehicle that would realize a GR-like evolution. As a result, the new GR86 has been reborn as a car designed with outstanding driving feel that is both direct and satisfying,” the Japanese automotive titan noted.

On the outside, the all-new Toyota GR 86 wears fender tops that extend horizontally to the beltline, highlighting the vehicle’s front-engine, rear-wheel-drive orientation. The low horizontal underbody and narrow cabin rear underline its low center of gravity and provide a “hint at its intuitive responsiveness.”

all-new Toyota GR86

It now also has a GR-specific Functional Matrix Grille (designed to merge performance and emotionality) a redesigned nameplate, front air outlets, side sill spoilers and a ducktail rear spoiler.

The horizontally accented instrument panel and various switches inside the all-new Toyota GR 86 are optimally located to make sure that the driver focuses on driving.  

all-new Toyota GR86

Further, it is also fitted with a Boxer Meter (made up of a seven-inch color screen and LCD meters) that has an opening animation sequence inspired by the piston movements of the GR86's horizontally opposed engine. The meter display also changes color according to the driving mode it is engaged on.

In Normal mode, the current speed in large numbers is shown on a circular tachometer. In Sport mode (available on AT grades only), the edges and rings of the tachometer gauge turn red. In Track mode, the engine speed is displayed in large numbers.

The lightweight seats of the all-new Toyota GR 86 have independent pads to support the body and are covered with an “extremely grippy material” to guarantee that the vehicle stays despite the lateral and longitudinal g-forces during aggressive sports driving.

all-new Toyota GR86 2.4 Liter Boxer Engine

Powering the all-new Toyota GR 86 is a bigger 2.4-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine, equipped with D-4S. This speeds the vehicle from a standstill to 100kph in just 6.3 seconds ― almost a second difference from the previous model.

As developed with its fellow Japanese brand, the all-new Toyota GR 86 is equipped with Subaru's EyeSight Driver Assist Technology (AT grades only) that utilizes pre-collision braking technologies.

Back in September 2019, Toyota and Subaru forged a new business and capital alliance and “have promoted their goal of making ever-better cars in new field” as well as sharing a desire to continue delivering the excitement, thrill, and joy of driving sports cars.”

Photos from Toyota

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