Sports Cars, first the rumor mill and automotive media reported that Toyota can’t make an economic justification for another generation 86 .
First automotive media reported that Toyota may not offer a reasonable economic justification for another generation 86. But Subaru came on the scene, confirming that being developed for sports cars with rear wheel drive.
Manual Toyota then reflected the views of the Japanese partner for Gen 2, but the specific details in respect of the Hachi-Roku (86) and the BRZ was published. Foreign publications has published several reports about models by 2021, starting with “preview at the Tokyo motor show next month.”
It is known that both automakers are preparing the concept of each issue for the local dealership. The only thing that is questionable is the report, which stated that “the new platform GA-B may use a torsion beam or multilink rear suspension system, which will use the BRZ and 86”.
About the architecture of the vehicle TNGA GA-B it came recently, and Toyota even provided for the analysis of the movable chassis. The platform not only too short for “car twin”, but does not have a propeller shaft connecting the engine with the front differential on the rear axle. The fact that the chassis of the B-segment is built on a transverse-mounted engine and front-wheel drive. Subaru has developed a platform for the BRZ, 86 and FR-S back when Scion was still something unknown, and if you are interested, F means front engine, R means rear wheel drive and S – sport.
The current generation car built on a modified Impreza platform and not on the contemporary global platform Subaru. SGP cannot be converted to RWD, so you can put that outbound architecture will be updated or will use something from the TNGA.
At the moment, rear-wheel-drive is compatible only GA-N and GA-L, but both platforms are too large for the BRZ or 86 in their current format. It is also worth noting that the e-TNGA is a new architecture for electric cars that needs to support everything from compact cars to large SUVs. Given that e-TNGA difficult to convert to ice, it is likely that new items will be based on the outbound platform, with some modifications. Another scenario would be a new N or GA-N from the RC, but only if Toyota will be able to shorten the platform for a small sports car.