All-New 2022 Toyota 86 Revealed, Gets A Fresh Look And Improved Performance

June 8, 2021

The all-new 2022 Toyota 86 has been revealed, and there’s nothing that could stop the revheads from getting excited.

The car gets a facelift, a refreshed look and a much-improved performance that was overdue. Let’s take an overview of the 2022 Toyota 86 and check what to expect from the car.

As enthusiasts try their hands on the all-new Toyota 86, they reveal that the car is for the excited driver, it exhibits the same driving capabilities as the outgoing model. The only difference is, the car comes with even better power output which was overdue for Toyota 86.

What do we like?

  • Improved performance figures
  • Better distribution of power
  • Better low-end torque figures, and a better torque curve
  • A good ol’ 6-speed manual
  • Bigger Infotainment system
  • Better safety features

What do we dislike?

  • No turbocharged engine on offer!
  • While the performance has improved, power and torque figures haven’t increased
  • A love it or hate it design
  • Even with four seats, it is strictly a two-seater

When to expect?

You can expect the all-new 2022 Toyota 86 out for sale somewhere around late 2021. So, keep your fingers crossed because you are about to experience something stellar once the Toyota 86 is out.

Where will the 2022 Toyota 86 be manufactured?

The 86 has been manufactured in the Gunma Plant of Subaru in Japan.

How do we evaluate the 2022 Toyota 86, and what are we comparing it to?

We are witnessing the return of the 86 for a second generation and we can’t keep calm. Partnering with Subaru, 2022 86 will be twinned with the BRZ that has a flat-4 engine, with a RWD drivetrain setup. Since the revheads never really liked the rear drivetrain 2 + 2 sports coupe, the handshake is bought well.

Should you trust the 2022 Toyota 86? 

The 2.4L Flat-Four engine, much larger than before, now allows the 2022 Toyota 86 to generate more power output than ever. Overall, you can totally depend upon the 86 but we’d like to keep our views to ourselves until we are absolutely sure and could provide you with a definite rating of the 86.

What’s New? 

EVERYTHING! We’ve all seen the new Subaru BRZ, which was revealed late last year and we were all mesmerized with the revamped version of the BRZ. Well, the buzz for 2022 86 is going to be even more. Guess what? It has already started.

With the new Toyota 86, you get more power output, a lighter curb weight, and better functional air intake. Long wheelbase, stiff suspension, and better length are just the starting points. To keep its sports car lineage at the top, Toyota has added a Gazoo Racing badge to it.

The car looks like it is ready for the track. The safety features that are added to the 86 are equipped with 6-speed automatic transmission but they come as standard in the car. So, be assured that driving would be fun with the all-new Toyota 86 while your safety will be ensured.

2022 Toyota 86 Review 

Now that you’re aware of the whereabouts and know-hows of the 2022 Toyota 86, you must be irking to get a full-fledged review of the car. Well, here we go.

The first generation of the 86 had a long, lean body and the second generation is going to look the same. However, there are some alterations done that are not very visible. You’d still get the shorter rear end and the long hood along with the low ground clearance. You must be wondering now, if the changes or revamps are unnoticeable then how come the car has reduced its weight to such an extent?

Well, we have the answer right here.

The revamped seats, aluminum front fenders and roof panels, and offsetting of the larger engine have helped in reducing the curb weight of the car. Plus, some of the added equipment has been taken off the shoulders of the 86 to make it feel lightweight.

The one noticeable difference between the 86 and the BRZ is the wide face, low mesh grille, and side air intakes of the 86. These features also aid in improving the steering ability of the car along with cooling down the 11.6-inch front brakes. Throwing on the sills, the fenders get some extra chunk on them. It makes them look strong and bulky. The dual exhaust pipes at the rear get roosted over with the integrated spoiler.

While the outgoing model had a 2.0L flat-4 engine generating 205 horses and 156 lb-ft of torque output, the brand-new model of the 86 comes packed with that same engine, however, that now generates 228 horses and 184 lb-ft of torque output.

Coming to the 0-60 MPH, the 86 completes it within 6.1 seconds via manual and within 6.6 seconds via automatic. The torque peak that was previously 6,700 rpm has now dropped to almost half, which is 3,700 rpm.

The rear-wheel drivetrain comes back with the 6-speed manual/automatic transmissions. With automatic, you get new adaptive controls that help you choose the control gears as per your driving style and condition.

Trims and Features

The Toyota 86 will reportedly come in two trim levels: Base and Premium. The base 86 will be packed with a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, Apple CarPlay integration, Android integration, satellite radio, an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, a 6-speaker audio system, a Torsen limited-slip rear differential, LED headlights, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Along with the aforementioned features and tech, the Premium trim will get additional two speakers, a duckbill rear spoiler, 18-inch wheels mounting Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires, and leather and Alcantara upholstery.

The older model of the 86 was 1.2 inches shorter than the new version. The 2022 MY is 167.9 inches long. While the length has increased considerably, the wheelbase has increased only by 0.2 inches. Even with the increase in the inches, we can’t expect the rear seats to accommodate occupants that are too tall. It can only fit comfortably average-sized adults.

Toyota will be offering its buyers 2 years/25,000 miles of scheduled maintenance as well as roadside assistance. This is something new; the earlier model only came with a 3 years/ 36,000 miles warranty. The new model will get what the old model had plus the scheduled and roadside warranty.

How much is the 2022 Toyota 86 expected to cost?

Toyota hasn’t yet revealed the cost of the 86. It’s expected to come out somewhere at the end of the year around the time when it will also be available for sale. However, if you are looking for a handsome yet raw sports car and can make do with a smaller engine with lower power output (which is still quick enough to raise your hair), you can opt for a used Toyota 86 available for sale in your area.

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