America's New Toyota GR 86 Only Days Away

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How will it differ from the Japanese-spec?

The 2022 Toyota GR 86 was revealed a few months ago. But that was the Japanese market version; the right-hand-drive setup was a dead giveaway. Like its predecessor, the new GR 86 will be sold in the US alongside its nearly identical twin, the also new Subaru BRZ.

Today, Toyota has released a teaser image ahead of the GR 86's American reveal on June 2. Only a front headlight is being shown but it's obvious which car it belongs to. Toyota released a second image on Twitter yesterday as well, this one of a front wheel and its 10-spoke design. It's identical to that of the Japanese-spec car but the turn signal indicator light is now yellow instead of white.

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That's a part of what'll likely be a few other minor changes for the US version, as local safety regulations might have forced Toyota to slightly alter a few body panels at the front, rear, and sides. But we don't expect anything too drastic.

Under the hood of the 2022 GR 86 is a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter Boxer four, which is rated at 231 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque in its home country. Expect very similar if not exactly the same figures for our neck of the woods. A six-speed manual will be standard and a six-speed slushbox with a unique Sport mode is an option, as is Subaru's EyeSight driver-assist technology.

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Toyota claims a 0 to 62 mph time of 6.3 seconds, a 1.1-second improvement over the previous generation. Inside, there's a familiar 2+2 layout and the overall cockpit design remains very straightforward. There's a 7-inch TFT screen with a unique opening animation sequence from other Toyotas. We don't foresee any significant interior design changes, the sole exception being the switch to left-hand drive.

Alongside the US-spec 2022 GR 86, Toyota plans to reveal the new Tacoma off-road trims and the Prius Nightshade Edition. The redesigned Toyota Tundra, however, is not expected to be revealed to the public yet, though its reveal shouldn't be too far away.

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