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Toyota 86 Hakone Edition: Green special headed for the US

Toyota USA has announced the 86 Hakone Edition, a British Racing Green-coloured special that's based on a similar edition revealed for Japan in February. Available as part of the 2020 model-year range in North America, the Hakone Edition is based on the US range's 'GT' specification, and is claimed to pay tribute to the iconic Hakone Turnpike in Japan – dubbed "one of the great driving roads in the world"...

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...

Toyota 86 British Green Limited revealed for Japan

Toyota Japan has revealed a new special-edition version of its entry-level sports car: the 86 British Green Limited. Yes, that's right, it's named after the iconic shade of green the Brits have used on their motorsport entrants for decades, and it looks great on the little Toyota 86...

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...

2012-13 Toyota 86 recalled

Toyota Australia has issued a recall notice for the 2012-13 86, over concerns about the valve springs in their engines. The campaign is the same one we reported on the Subaru BRZ, Impreza, Forester and XV this morning. The issue could make the valve springs crack, resulting in a sudden power loss while driving and a risk of the vehicle not restarting...

Toyota 86 GR teased

Toyota Spain has teased the upcoming GT86 by Gazoo Racing, just days after a trademark filing alerted the world to its existence. Captioned with "it's all a matter of passion for speed", there are no details about what upgrades will be made to the existing 86 package...

Toyota Gazoo trademarks hint at tuned 86, Yaris models for Europe

Gazoo Racing, Toyota's racing and tuning arm, has applied for European trademarks for the GT86 GR and Toyota Yaris GR names. The trademark applications found by Autocar suggest Toyota is developing, or at least investigating, warmed-over versions of its affordable sports coupe and small hatch. It's unclear when or if these cars will surface...

2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition revealed for the US

Toyota USA has detailed the 2019 86 line-up, headlined by a new TRD Special Edition that brings a unique look and model-specific upgrades to the company's little sports car. Dubbed the "ultimate performance" 86, the TRD Special Edition gets numerous cosmetic and mechanical upgrades, including Brembo brakes, a TRD exhaust system, Sachs dampers, and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres...

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...

Toyota 86: Charting its sales from 0-20,000

Toyota Australia has officially sold 20,000 examples of the 86 since its launch in 2012, making it the first Toyota sports car to top 20,000 sales since the Celica in 1975. That's right, believe it or not it's been more than four decades since an exciting Toyota sold in such significant numbers...