Don’t worry, Toyota and Subaru haven’t forgotten about the GT86 and BRZ twins. In an official announcement, both companies have committed to working together on the next generation of the affordable, rear-drive hero.
Indeed, the announcement notes the pursuit of “driving enjoyment” in this new age of connected, autonomous and electric cars.
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So, we’ll definitely get a next-generation GT86 and BRZ. No timeline – nor any specific drivetrain details – have been disclosed because it’s obviously waaay too early for that. The mere confirmation of it however, is good enough for now.
Both Toyota and Subaru will also work on a new generation of cars that use Subaru’s excellent all-wheel-drive technology, and Toyota’s electrification tech. Sound use of expertise, that.
Toyota boss Akio Toyoda, continually proving how much he loves driving, said: “During this once-in-a-century period of profound transformation, even if CASE (connected, autonomous, shared, electric) changes how cars will be, driving enjoyment will remain an inherent part of automobiles and is something that I think we must continue to strongly preserve.
“I myself, am a rallyist, and through my experience of training hard in an Impreza, have felt in my veins the wonders of Subaru’s AWD technologies.” Awww, you guys.
What do you reckon the next generation 86 and BRZ twins will look like, in today’s ever-shifting car landscape?
STORY Vijay Pattni