New 2022 Toyota GR 86 from just under £30,000 Car News

Toyota says the focus has been on maintaining the “essential fun-to-drive” characteristics of the GT86, which was launched in 2012, and a key part of that has been minimizing weight. The new car has a claimed curb weight of 1270 kg, which is 5 kg less than the original. Toyota claims this was achieved through features such as the use of an aluminum roof and body panels.

The GR 86 has virtually identical dimensions to its predecessor, measuring 4265mm long and 1310mm high, with a wheelbase of 2575mm. This has helped Toyota keep the center of gravity low, and the firm says the new model’s torsional stiffness has been increased by around 50%, resulting in “even sharper handling and steering”.

The new model also features aerodynamic front air ducts and side panels, which Toyota says are based on lessons learned from its motorsport programs and aid handling and stability.

Inside, Japanese versions of the GR 86 will feature a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen as part of what Toyota says is an improved, driver-focused dashboard design.

While the GR 86 will go on sale in Japan later this year, a precise launch date in the UK and Europe in 2022 has yet to be confirmed. Toyota says more details will be released later this year.

The name change from GT86 to GR 86 brings the coupe in line with the rest of Toyota’s new GR performance lineup, joining the GR Supra coupe and GR Yaris hot hatch.


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