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Toyota Reveals Next-Gen GR 86 Sports Car

Toyota Reveals 2022 Toyota GR 86 - Courvelle Toyota - Lafayette, LA
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A new generation of Toyota’s GR 86 sports car will be available in Japan in late 2021. The newest model in the GR series was developed in coordination with Subaru.

A Toyota+Subaru product

The Toyota 86 was originally launched in 2012 and has become popular in motorsports with over 200,000 models sold around the world. It has always been built in partnership with Subaru, and the two companies began to develop a new platform in 2019 to use for the next-gen GR 86 and Subaru BRZ.

Responsive and exhilarating drive

GR 86 focuses on responsive handling in concert with functional beauty. The 86 presents a distinctive horizontally oriented instrument panel. A new 2.4-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine delivers an acceleration rate of 0-62 mph in only 6.3 second;, and the front-engine, rear-wheel-drive combination gives the GR 86 exhilarating agility. This generation of GR 86 retains the popular aerodynamic components from former 86 models, including air outlets and spoilers, for responsive handling and a fun drive.

An eye toward safety

Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is included on the GR 86. This includes pre-collision alerts, collision avoidance features and adaptive cruise control. The system is based on cameras mounted next to the rearview mirror. The cameras gather information the operating system uses to warn of and avoid collisions.

The GR 86 promises to be the new standard for affordable, rear-drive sports cars. Make sure to visit Courvelle Toyota in Opelousas, Louisiana, for a closer look at the GR 86 when it launches at the end of the year.

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