Toyota GR86 on sale for just two years due to new regulations?

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Post by Rob » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:37 am

According to a report by Auto Car, the Toyota GR86 could be on sale for just two years due to new regulations.

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The Toyota GR86 will be on sale in Europe for just two years in Europe and is unlikely to be replaced after that.

Speaking at Toyota's annual Kenshiki forum, European CEO Matt Harrison said: “We’re already receiving a growing number of enquiries from potential customers – including those who believe the GR86 could be the last of its kind. And at least for Europe, they might be right."

Interested customers should act "relatively quickly" to place their orders, he said, as sales in the region will end in just two years time, because the GR86 won't be compliant with incoming European safety regulations without significant re-engineering.

Order books for the GR86 – which recently lost the space in its name for marketing reasons – will open in the Spring, ahead of deliveries beginning in the first half of 2022.

Toyota’s senior European vice-president, Tom Fux, told Autocar: “We felt that the vehicle is so good and so needed for Toyota’s image in Europe, and we have a small but very passionate group of customers out there who are searching for vehicles like the GR86.

“In the end, we decided it’s important to offer this vehicle, and then we will need to stop the vehicle, because it will not meet the new requirements in the future.

"But these two years will still provide an opportunity for passionate customers to get the vehicle.”

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Post by AndyRC » Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:28 am

Not good ☹️☹️☹️

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Post by Rob » Mon Apr 04, 2022 1:37 pm

Officially confirmed by Toyota as well, this goes a little way into explaining it: https://mag.toyota.co.uk/why-is-the-toy ... ter%202024

Although to be honest, they must have known about this at the time?

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