2022 Toyota 86: Redesign Info & Release Date

Joel Patel
Automotive Editor - April 26, 2021

Model Preview

The Toyota 86 was introduced in 2017 as a replacement to the Scion FR-S. Built in collaboration with Subaru, the 86 gave Toyota an affordable sports car in a shrinking segment. Entering its sixth model year on sale, the 2022 Toyota 86 will be redesigned and based on the new Subaru BRZ.

The 2022 Toyota 86 will feature a sharper, more aggressive design than the current model. Angular triangle headlights, a wide front air intake, and a raked hood will highlight the 86’s front end. The shapelier rear end houses a built-in rear spoiler, dual exhaust outlets, and sharp taillights. Compared to the current model, the 2022 86’s design is expected to be more defined, sharper, and a better fit for a sports car.

On the inside, the 2022 86 won't stray too far from the current model’s. The center console continues to have large dials and well-labeled buttons, while the dashboard will have a new, tiered design. The 86 will continue to offer a 2+2 layout, though the rear seats will continue to best be used as extra storage. Modest changes on the inside will help the upcoming 86, but things like more bolstered seats and the redesigned cabin help the 2022 86 feel like a modern sports car.

On the tech front, the redesigned 86 will have an 7-inch touchscreen as standard. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and satellite radio are expected to be standard. A customizable 7-inch digital instrument cluster sits in the front of the driver.

Power for the 2022 Toyota 86 will come from a new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Power is rated at 228 horsepower and is routed through the rear wheels. A six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission will be offered.

Toyota isn’t expected to offer many standard safety features on the 2022 86. Models with an automatic transmission will utilize Subaru's EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. Automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and lane departure warning will be available.

Pricing & Release Date

The 2022 86 has been slightly delayed and will be arriving later than its Subaru counterpart. It is set to go on sale in Japan this fall so we expect it to arrive in the U.S. a short time after.

Pricing for the sports car hasn’t been announced yet, but we expect the 2022 86 to be more expensive than the current model. The current 86 starts at $28,055 and goes up to $30,905 with destination.

This affordable sports car will compete with the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Nissan 370Z, Ford Mustang, and Chevrolet Camaro.

Pictured: 2022 Toyota 86

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