Toyota GR86 on sale for only two years due to emissions rules
The Toyota GR86 will be on sale in Europe for only two years in Europe and it is unlikely to be replaced afterwards.
Speaking at Toyota’s annual Kenshiki Forum, European CEO Matt Harrison said: “We are already receiving an increasing number of inquiries from potential customers, including those who believe the GR86 could be the last of its kind. And at least for Europe, they could be right. “
Interested customers must act “relatively quickly” to place their orders, he said, as sales in the region will end in just two years, as the GR86 will not comply with new EU emissions regulations.
The order books for the GR86 – which recently lost its place to its name for marketing reasons – will open in the spring, before deliveries will begin in the first half of 2022.
Toyota Senior European Vice President Tom Fux told Autocar: The GR86.
“In the end, we decided that it was important to offer this vehicle, and then we will have to stop the vehicle, because it will not meet the new requirements in the future.
“But these two years will always offer the opportunity to passionate customers to get the vehicle.”
The news comes just two weeks after British media first drove the GT86’s successor to Spain, and Harrison said company chairman Akio Toyoda – a renowned sports car fan – would be ‘thrilled’ to see the largely positive comments.
The suggestion that the GR86 will be the “last of its kind” suggests that Toyota has no plans to introduce another non-electrified and affordable sports car in this vein. Fux said this means the GR86 is “a pure sports car that is really all about performance and fun on the road”.