Next-gen 2021 Toyota 86 to be Japan-only, and 2021 Subaru BRZ for the rest of us?

Sanjay · Jul 22, 2020 05:15 PM

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It seems like the Toyota/Subaru twins might take a different direction come 2021, cites Creative311. This comes after rumours that the 2020 Subaru BRZ has been discontinued.

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The Toyota 86 Black Limited

With the launches of the Subaru BR-Z Final Edition and the Toyota 86 Black Limited runout specials in Germany and Japan respectively, it seems that the rumour isn't unfounded.

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Since both models share a platform, it’s only a matter of the time before the 86 gets discontinued too.

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So what will the next Toyobaru twin be like? We know that it’s coming in summer 2021 and it's most likely powered by a 2.4-litre, 220 PS NA engine underneath its Corvette-esque exterior. 

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Next-gen 86/BRZ caught testing at the Nurburgring. Photo credit: Carscoops.com

According to Japanese sources however, the twins will adopt Subaru Global Platform (SGP) underpinnings instead of the next-gen Toyota TNGA.

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The next-gen 86/BRZ caught benchmarking against an Alpine. Photo credit: Motor1.com

Interestingly however, the source also cites that the BRZ will solely be an overseas-exclusive model that will not be available in Japan - leaving only the 86 to carry the torch in its home country.

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Sanjay

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With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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