Although the arrival of the upcoming 2019 Toyota GT86 Convertible has been mostly based on rumors and predictions and it hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, it seems that the fans are truly excited and impatient to hear when this next-generation high-performance sports car will hit the market and what changes and innovations it will bring.
When we talk about the exterior design of the 2019 Toyota GT86 convertible, we can only say that this popular sports car will probably look much more attractive and modern than its predecessor. The carmaker should put a lot of effort in order to make this successful topless model even more appealing and competitive. The new GT86 convertible probably won’t change its TNGA platform and overall styling. Its profile is expected to show longer and more aerodynamic front end and shorter and rounder rear part, which is typical of race-inspired sports cars. Also, the carmaker will probably use some lightweight materials such as carbon fiber in order to save some weight and therefore, boost its acceleration and overall performance. The suspension system should also be enhanced so the new GT86 could provide some better handling and stability. When it comes to visual updates, the upcoming convertible will probably wear a wider mesh grille and a redesigned set of LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights. It will stand on standard 18-inch aluminum wheels. However, we are waiting for some more exact information at the moment.
The interior design of the 2019 Toyota GT86 Convertible is expected to follow the trends of next-generation sports cars and undergo some serious changes and improvements in terms of materials, comfort and technology. Its cabin should represent a perfect combination of race-inspired sports details and those high-quality luxurious ones. The seats are expected to be comfortable, supportive and covered in leather. Besides leather, the carmaker will probably use some aluminum and chrome details as well. The dashboard and its high-tech area should be upgraded and provide some of the latest features and connectivity options. The driver should get an information display and a larger infotainment touch-screen. Its standard safety systems and driver assist features should also be enhanced.
At the moment, it seems that things won’t change under the hood of the 2019 Toyota GT86 Convertible and its two engine choices have been speculated. However, we are still waiting for some official announcement and we will let you know as soon as we get it. Currently, this popular sports car is expected to come with a base 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that should deliver the output of 180 horsepower and 220 pound-feet of torque. The other possible option includes a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that hits 200 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. These should be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Toyota GT86 Convertible Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2019 Toyota GT86 Convertible might be expected in the last quarter of 2018, but since it hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, this might actually happen in early 2019. The price of the base model has been estimated to start around $30,000.
Competitors: Subaru BRZ, Fiat 124 Spider, Mazda MX5 Miata, Honda Civic Coupe.