Are Toyota and Subaru Teaming Up for a New Car?

Toyota and Subaru are collaborating on the next generation of the 86, according to a news report from Japan.

Toyota 86The Japan Times reports that the compact sports car model from Subaru and Toyota will launch in 2021. The vehicle will be assembled at a Subaru plant in Gunma, Japan. Subaru will sell the new model under the BRZ name.

Toyota and Subaru have planned and designed cars in the past including the original 86 that debuted in 2012. The automakers have confirmed few details other than the second-generation sports car will have a 2.4-liter engine.

According to The Japan Times, "The new 86 model is likely to have an engine size of 2,400 cc, up from the current 2,000 cc, and will provide a lower center of gravity for greater stability in curves."

The current model 86 are powered by a 2.0-liter, 205-horsepower engine with the six-speed manual transmission, while the six-speed automatic comes in at 200 horsepower.

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