Next-gen Toyota GT86 to share Mazda MX-5’s platform image
The successor of the Toyota GT86 will become even more popular than the current one considering the fact that it will be sharing the same platform as the new Mazda MX-5.
According to a recent report, published by Motoring, the next generation of the Toyota GT 86 will be sharing the same platform as the current Mazda MX-5. The model in question will be joined by the Fiat 125 Spyder, which will also share the same architecture, and this means a lower production cost, a good maneuverability and, eventually, more customers.
The roadster Fiat is believed to get a 1.75 liter petrol engine under its hood, rated at 177 kW and 350 Nm of torque, the same one as the Alfa Romeo 4C but the new Toyota GT 86 will be getting a different unit. Chances are the Subaru BRZ will be discontinued and the future of the GT 86 has been described as “difficult”, as the Japanese brand is in its final stages of completing its own rear-wheel drive sports car chassis. The current GT 86 has recently received several updates. It has been officially unveiled back in 2012 and it is produced in Japan. The model has a front-engine and rear-wheel drive layout, along with a two-door body style. Power is being provided by a 2.0 liter naturally aspirated boxer engine, signed by Subaru and equipped with the Toyota D-4D direct injection system. The only available options are the transmissions, which can be either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic.