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Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Subaru BRZ, Toyota 86 update spied

A disguised prototype of the Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86 has been photographed doing laps of the Nurburgring Nordschleife. The front bumper features disguise tape and a few false panels underneath, suggesting there'll be tweaks to the design, especially around the fog light surround. The front bumper appears more aggressive, with wider air intakes on its outer edge...

Second-generation Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ officially confirmed

It's officially very official now: there will be a second-generation of the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ twins. Overnight the two companies confirmed they will jointly develop the next-generation sports coupe, although no timeframe has been given for when the cars will appear...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

New Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ set for Tokyo reveal - report

Toyota and Subaru could spring a surprise reveal at the Tokyo motor show, with Japanese reports suggesting the second-generation 86 and BRZ will be unveiled in concept form. Japanese magazine Best Car reports the new coupes will officially launch in the first half of 2021, but we'll see a concept previewing the next-generation models at the Tokyo motor show next month...

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...