Toyota previously confirmed we’ll see a second-generation of the 86 sports car (nee Scion FR-S), but it may not come on a Subaru platform. Both the next-generation 86 and Subaru BRZ may instead switch to Toyota’s TNGA architecture, according to a Friday report from the Australian website CarSales. The site claims to have spoken with an unnamed individual inside Subaru who ruled out a switch to the brand’s latest Subaru Global Platform. The problem is a simple one: the architecture only supports all-wheel-drive vehicles. The 86 and BRZ will remain rear-wheel drive.Thus, there are two possibilities. The source said Toyota’s TNGA platform is being considered since it supports front-, all-, and rear-wheel drive vehicles. The platform would also provide major weight savings for both sports cars. It would also offer the added benefit of economies of scale. The TNGA platform underpins the new Camry, Corolla, RAV4, and Highlander. 2019 Subaru BRZ The second option is both cars stick to Subaru’s modified Impreza platform, which the 86 and BRZ currently use. It would mean a flat-4 engine would remain the sole powertrain, though other updates could be made to the architecture. In April 2018, a report claimed the cars would debut… Read full this story
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