Toyota has finally given in and officially released the specs of the new 2022 Toyota 86. We can already see from the images that it has received some work, and a rather fresh update from the previous version which has been around for a decade already! But will the newly updated 2022 GR 86 be worth the money or will it be a better investment to simply hook yourself up with an older model for far less?
The new 2022 Toyota GR 86 will be available in two trims, the base GR 86 and the GR 86 Premium. Both versions will be powered by the same 2.4-litre H-4 motor, it produces 228hp at 7,000 rpm and an increased 184 lb-ft of torque at 3,770 rpm. The new GR 86 will be available with either a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox, the former doing 0-60mph in 6.1 seconds while the latter takes 6.6 seconds to reach 60mph.
Aside from the subtle yet noticeable design changes to the exterior, the interior received a polish as well. The 2022 GR 86 features a modern 7 inch TFT digital cluster, far more refined seats, Alcantara finishes as well as added gimmicks like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Premium models will have EyeSight which allows the headlights to move in the direction the car is turning in.
Most will be disappointed to learn that the new Toyota GR 86 will not come with forced induction, but that's not the point of the car, if you wanted performance over anything else, go buy a Supra! If it's affordable performance, enjoyment and an overall great sports car you're after, the new GR 86 will be, without a doubt, a great purchase. It's a serious upgrade from the previous model as well and, like its predecessor, it will not break the bank.
Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel, Fitment Industries, on Is The New GR 86 Worth It?
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