The 2022 Toyota GR 86 focuses more on handling dynamics and a fun driving experience.
The 2022 Toyota GR 86 retains the same basic proportions as its more simply named predecessor with an impressively low hoodline thanks to a flat four engine. A tapering rear roofline, upturned headlights and gaping front bumper opening accomplish that look fast at standstill mission with a swoopier hood and ducktail rear spoiler setting the GR 86 apart from the old 86, the same lightweight, 2+2 sports car attitude, adding a big helping of power befitting of its new Gazoo Racing branding.
Under the hood, the 2022 GR 86 takes its hard specifications from its twin. That means there is a 2.4 liter flat-four with 228 horsepower and 249 newton meters of torque, with a standard six speed manual gearbox or an optional six speed automatic sending that grunt to the rear wheels via a limited slip differential. The Premium trims 18 inch wheels wearing summer tires, the base trims 17 inch wheels get all season rubber.
The 2022 GR 86 offers more creature comforts and advanced technology than its predecessor. Both the base and Premium versions get a standard 7.0 inch digital instrument display and 8.0 inch center touchscreen both a bit smallish by modern standards, but still good enough for all but the most pixel obsessed. The Premium gets eight speakers to the base models six. Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard.
The GR 86 Premiums chairs get Alcantara upholstery with leather accents. Both trims get a leather wrapped wheel with paddle shifters on automatic equipped models and a leather wrapped shift selector. Also gets some advanced driver assist technology, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams come standard if you go shiftless. New front seats with a deeper design provide more support.
The 2022 Toyota GR 86 which goes on sale later this year and the price is not yet confirmed.