UPDATE – 28 August 2020: Another Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ mule has been caught driving on Japan's roads, with photos emerging on Twitter.
While the pictures don't reveal any new details, the sudden appearance of so many prototypes suggest the sports coupe is progressing in its development.
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The next generation of the popular Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ sports coupe twins has been spied for the first time.
Interestingly, the prototype looks to be very similar to a render from Japanese motoring publication Best Car Web in June 2020.
From what we can gather from these images, the styling appears to be an evolution of the current model rather than a revolution. The glasshouse looks the same or very similar; it could be new sheetmetal rather than a ground-up re-design. Or perhaps even an elaborate prank if someone has stickered-up an existing car.
Based on leaked internal Subaru documents seen by CarAdvice, the all-new Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ is set to enter production in the second quarter of 2021, with the model likely to hit showrooms by the third quarter.
As reported in July 2020, the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ could be fitted with a low-power version of a brand-new 2.4-litre turbocharged engine.
With a tuned version of the 2.4-litre expected for the Subaru WRX STI, we may see this high-power engine make its way into a Toyota 86 GRMN and Subaru BRZ STI.