2020 Toyota GT86 Release Date, Redesign, Convertible, and Price. Latest reports suggest that the 2020 Toyota GT-86 will come completely new. Introduced in 2011, this sports car has been considered as one of the most dynamic small sports cars around. It was co-developed with Subaru and latest reports suggest that new versions of GT-86 and Subaru BRZ will be coming from the same plant again. This redesign will bring a lot of improvement, not just in terms of styling, but in driving dynamics.
The super-dynamic sports car from Toyota is about to come with plenty of novelties in next few years. Developed together with Subaru, this small sports car is present since 2012. Known for amazing driving characteristics, it mesmerized lovers of Japanese sports cars pretty quickly. After 8 years of production, it would be a perfect time to see a redesign. In this case, we will see more than that. We will see a completely new body style in the offer, which will come as the 2020 Toyota GT-86 Convertible.
Probably the biggest novelty of this redesign will be a new engine. This model has been known for its 2.0-liter Boxer engine with around 200 horsepower. The new engine will feature bigger displacement, and also get a turbocharger. This would mean a significant power boost. The new unit from Subaru delivers around 260 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. We expect that the new model will stick to a manual transmission, while an optional automatic gearbox with paddle shifters is also a possibility. Such great amount of power will make 2020 Toyota GT-86 super-agile, competitive even with much bigger and more powerful muscle cars like Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro.
Subaru has prepared a completely new engine for this occasion. It is a new 2.4-liter turbo inline-four unit, which will feature significantly more power than the current 2.0-liter powertrain. Total output should go up to 260 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. We expect the company to stick with a manual transmission. Higher trims should get paddle shifters. All versions will come with Subaru’s famous all-wheel-drive system, which should provide perfect handling. With such power increase, the new 2020 Toyota GT-86 Convertible will be way ahead of Mazda. Still, the MX-5 Miata compensates this power lack with its light body, while there is also a new engine to come in the future.
This redesign is about to bring a lot of novelties. Of course, the biggest one will be a completely new 2020 Toyota GT-86 Convertible. Far, this car was available in a coupe body style only. This will definitely make it much more competitive. In terms of mechanics, it will be identical to the upcoming coupe model. This means a completely new chassis developed by Toyota. On the other side, Subaru will take care of the engine, which is about to come completely new, with much more power. Subaru’s famous all-wheel drive will be used. In terms of styling, expect the application of the brand’s newest design language. Other than a convertible roof, it will be pretty much the same as coupe version, which would mean a lot of influence from the upcoming Supra.
The all-new 2020 Toyota GT-86 is about to come next year. We are about to see a lot of changes for this occasion. Once again, we will see a cooperation with Subaru. Most likely, Subaru will supply the new engine, while Toyota will take care of the chassis. This will be a complete overhaul, so expect to see a new platform, which will provide some important weight savings, as well as new suspension. On the other side, we expect to see a new version of Subaru’s amazing 4 × 4 system, famous for its superior handling and effortless cornerings. In terms of styling, expect to see a similar overall shape. Two companies should stick to proven design solutions, though each carmaker will offer its own styling. In this aspect, we expect 2020 Toyota GT-86 to have a lot in common with the upcoming Supra.
On the inside, the 2020 Toyota GT-86 Convertible will be very amazing too. It still seems early to speculate about something more specific, but there is no doubt that the new model will come in a classic sports manner. We expect no-fooling-around approach, with focus on the driver and plenty of racing gauges. Some of the things that the current generation lacks in are equipment and materials quality. The new model should come with improvements, which should provide a clear advantage over potentially biggest rivals Mazda MX-5 Miata and Fiat 124 Spider.
This is still a big mystery of the 2020 Toyota GT-86. The current model keeps things pretty simple and insists on the driver-oriented cockpit. We have no doubt that the new model will come in the same manner. Still, we expect to see a big upgrade in terms of materials quality and standard equipment. This is the aspect where Toyota probably wants to have an advantage over key competitors like Mazda MX-5, Fiat 124 and similar models.
2020 TOYOTA GT-86 RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
We are still waiting for more precise details about 2020 Toyota GT-86’s release date. Most likely, this will happen in the second half of the next year. When it comes to the price, base models should go around $25,000.