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Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ: Second generation confirmed

A senior executive at Toyota has confirmed a next-generation version of the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ will be developed. Matt Harrison, head of marketing for Toyota Europe, has told Autocar the company is intending to develop a second-generation Toyota 86. He said it was safe to assume the next-generation sports coupe will be made in conjunction with Subaru, and use the smaller automaker's flat-four engine...

Reports of Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ's death have been greatly exaggerated

Remember those reports from earlier in the week? The ones pronouncing the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 dead, telling the world there won't be a second generation? Turns out those reports were a little premature. CarScoops, having reached out to Subaru USA, is running the following quote from a Subaru USA spokesperson: "We do not endorse this report coming from Japan’s Best Car,” he said...

Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 successor cancelled - report

Toyota might be committed to bringing the fun back into its line-up, but that's no guarantee its affordable, rear-wheel drive collaboration with Subaru will make it into a second generation. Reports from Japan have suggested Toyota and Subaru have decided to put a stop to their BRZ and 86 joint venture, with Toyota instead turning focus to the lower-end four-cylinder Supra and rumoured electric MR2...

Subaru Forester, Impreza, XV and BRZ recalled

Subaru has recalled the 2012/13 Impreza, Forester, and XV, along with the 2013 BRZ, over concerns about a defective engine valve spring. According to the company, there's a chance the valve spring will fracture, making the engine stall and not restart. If the car stalls unexpectedly and can't be restarted, there's a safety risk to the driver and other road users around them...

2019 Subaru BRZ revealed for Japan

Subaru Japan has revealed a 'partially improved' 2019 BRZ for its domestic market, with minor aerodynamic and suspension revisions. And yes, 'partially improved' is a direct translation from Japanese. Shown here in STI Sport trim, the updated sports car gets new 'rear arch fins' which the company claim "suppress the turbulence of air at the rear of the body to the rear wheel arch" (mind you, this is translating the Japanese press release), along with retuned dampers for improved handling...

Drift Cadet: Learning how to drift... Without ruining your car

Drifting is a stack of fun, but it increases wear and tear on your engine, your tyres and the gearbox. But, there's now an answer to the age-old problem of learning how to drift without gradually destroying your car, and that answer is to do it in somebody else's car...

Time Machine Tuesday: April 10, 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of April 10 in years past...

Toyota, Subaru joining forces for new BRZ/86 - report

Fans of rear-drive sports cars rejoice... maybe. If reports out of Japan are to be believed, a new Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 pair is on the way with more power, more technology and sharper handling. A report quoting unnamed sources in the Japan Times says the second-generation sports car collaboration is set for a 2021 debut...

2018 Subaru BRZ pricing and specs

Local details for the upgraded 2018 Subaru BRZ range have been announced this week, headlined by a new range-topping 'tS' variant and the introduction of a new infotainment system. Now starting at $33,990 plus on-road costs for the entry-level BRZ manual, the entire range now comes with the company's third-generation infotainment system, complete with in-built satellite navigation, backed by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility...

Subaru WRX concept bound for Tokyo, alongside BRZ STI Sport

Subaru looks set to preview the next-generation WRX hero car at the Tokyo motor show in late October, in the form of another concept car from its VIZIV series. The as-yet unrevealed Subaru VIZIV Performance Concept is billed as "a sports sedan that embodies the brand’s vision for the future of making cars"...

CarAdvice podcast 69: Aussie wins holy grail of historic racing

With most of the team is in Germany getting ready for next week's Frankfurt motor mhow, it's Mandy Turner and Dave Zalstein in the studio this week. Speaking of Frankfurt, the Mercedes-Benz EQ A concept and AMG Project One hypercar have been previewed, along with the 2018 Seat Leon Cupra R. Mike Stevens is in Tokyo and files a report on the reveal of the 2018 Nissan Leaf...