Toyota continues partnership with Subaru for next-gen GT86, soft-top possible

The critically acclaimed Toyota GT86 sports car will very likely be given a second lease of life following a statement from the Executive Vice President of Toyota Europe, Karl Schlicht. 

Schlicht said, “The GT86 is at the stage where it’s being decided on the next one. After that, a chief engineer will be assigned and away we go.” The partnership between them and Subaru remains unconfirmed for the time being, but Toyota has plenty of good reasons to continue working with them, especially for the low-mounted flat-four engine.2016 Toyota GT86 2.0L Facelift -

Rumours abound the availability of a soft-top GT86, however Schlicht was quick to respond by saying “Dealers would like one, but we won’t do it on the current model.”

The next-generation GT86 will slot below the all-new Supra. Just as how the GT86 is co-developed with Subaru, the reborn Supra is currently in development with BMW. The Bavarian giant’s version will succeed the Z4.



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