No Replacement for Displacement? Next Gen 86 & BRZ May Get Larger Motor
We are quickly approaching six years since the Toyota 86/Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ hit the market, and since then there have been some minor revisions and refinements, but no significant changes, to the Toyota and Subaru twins.
Naturally, this has lead many to wonder what’s going to become of the car and whether or not a next-gen version is in the works—and if there is a second iteration, how it might differ from the current car.
This week, enthusiasts got a bit of hope when an article from The Japan Times quoted a source at Toyota saying development has begun on a new model that could go on sale in 2021, which will again be a collaboration with Subaru.
While the source didn't share many details about the project, the article suggests the next-gen car will be powered by a 2.4L flat four engine, which is a 400cc increase from the current FA20 engine.
Lack of power has been one of the biggest criticisms about the 86 and BRZ, and while the bump in displacement likely won't make the car a powerhouse, it would be a welcome improvement—especially if it means improved midrange torque.
With Toyota right in the midst of developing the new Supra, it's nice to hear that they haven't given up on the more affordable part of the sports market. What would you you like to see from the next generation of the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ?