Toyota’s GT86 and Subaru’s BRZ might not live to see another generation, according to a new report from Japan.
According to Japanese Nostalgic Car, motoring tabloid Best Car is preparing a story for an upcoming issue in which it reveals that the ‘affordable’ sports car twins will be cancelled, due to Toyota and Subaru having “deviated on their development policies”. This has yet to be officially confirmed by Toyota and Subaru, however.
While the report does contradict an earlier article from the Japan Times, stating that the two companies would co-develop another generation, cancelling them would not come as a surprise to many.
For starters, sales have fallen below expectation, as the cars have failed to garner the universal admiration that the companies were hoping for.
The whole philosophy behind the GT86 and BRZ was to provide the world with back-to-basics, rear-wheel-drive sports cars that went against the modern spiral of excess, in which performance cars are becoming ever more powerful, but also heavier and more expensive.