Toyota 86

Toyota 86 Car News in the Philippines

  • Made for two: The Mazda MX-5 vs. the Toyota GR86

    Having a set of wheels for Valentine’s Day helps a lot. Having a set of wheels that can quickly take you and your date from point A to point B helps even more. Having a set of wheels that look good and can be a conversation piece helps even further. You and your co-confidant can be the talk of passers-by, possibly the envy of many, and even get an occasional glance or stare at your faithful steed for that fun day. Having a set of wheels that have suitable seating for just two, narrow gaps betwee

    Jude MorteJude Morte

    Feb 14, 2023

  • Keep the parts coming! First-generation Toyota 86 now has factory restoration program

    Toyota is keeping ahead of the curve in predicting future classic vehicles as it has announced a factory restoration program for the first-generation Toyota 86. The Japanese brand has dubbed this program the “86 Re: PROJECT,” which covers models sold from 2012 to 2021. While this isn’t like what other brands such as Nissan and Mazda have done with their respective out-of-production sports cars, the 86 program is more of a tune-up for the Japanese market to keep fans of the nameplate happy. It is

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Feb 2, 2023

  • Twins faceoff: Toyota GR86 vs. Subaru BRZ

    Shared DNA is what the Toyota GR86 and the Subaru BRZ have. Having been jointly developed by Subaru and Toyota, they are almost identical, sharing as much as 90 percent of the components that make up each one. But when it comes to marketing, Toyota seems to have an upper hand because of its close connection to the iconic 80s-era Toyota AE86, as popularized by the Initial D anime. On the other hand, Subaru might not have any anime-related references, but both cars utilize the Subaru-derived “boxe

    Francis PallarcoFrancis Pallarco

    Jan 16, 2023

  • An MR-S comeback? Toyota, Daihatsu, Suzuki team up for purported mid-engine sports car

    If you’re one of the people who miss the little Toyota MR-S, a revival may be in the works. A report from Japanese publication BestCarWeb said Toyota is teaming up with Daihatsu and Suzuki to develop a mid-engined sports car that may be launched in 2025. All three brands will likely have their own versions. The MR-S successor will likely use the same Toyota New Global Architecture platform on the Toyota GR Yaris, with the front end reportedly using the GR Yaris’ suspension. Meanwhile, Daihatsu a

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    Dec 16, 2022

  • Proof of concept: Toyota running hydrogen, carbon-neutral fuels in Thailand endurance race

    Motorsports is the last place you would expect to hear about sustainability. Perhaps even less so at endurance races, where cars at full belt for up to 25 hours straight, testing both man and machine through day and night. But in a December 2022 press statement, Toyota Motor Corporation said it would field two cars at the 25-hour IDEMITSU 1500 SUPER ENDURANCE 2022 that aims to break the mold. The Japanese carmaker said it would field a Toyota GR Corolla powered by hydrogen and a Toyota GR86 that

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    Dec 15, 2022

  • 2022 Vios Cup finale on Nov. 19 at Clark International Speedway

    If you want to do something exciting this weekend, the 2022 Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup's final round will be on November 19, 2022, at Clark International Speedway. In a press statement, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) said there will be three Circuit Championship classes, along with the Autocross Challenge races, in the long-running one-make racing event. “These race events will feature seasoned and celebrity racers along with influencers and members of the media who will either defend their pl

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    Nov 17, 2022

  • Casio releases watch inspired by Initial D and MF Ghost

    We don't usually write about watches here at AutoFun Philippines, but this new Casio timepiece got us excited. The Japanese watch maker recently released the Casio ECB-2000MFG-1A – the name of this red-and-black watch already offers a clue of its relationship to one of the most popular works of motorsports literature. It is the result of a collaboration between EDIFICE, which is Casio's motorsports line-up, and the two street-racing manga (Japanese graphic novels in English) of renowned Japanese

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    Oct 24, 2022

  • 5 Eye-catching Show Pieces at the 8th Philippine International Motor Show

    They say that if you don't look back at your car after you've parked it, then you've bought the wrong car. It sounds rather simplistic, but we must admit that there is quite a bit of truth. Here are some head turners on display at the 8th Philippine International Motor Show that would make anyone's garage a wonderful, happy place. Toyota GR 86 Branded with the Gazoo Racing badge that celebrates Toyota's racing spirit, the GR 86 comes in with better steering feedback and sharper handling. It is a

    Gilbert ChaoGilbert Chao

    Sep 19, 2022

  • Toyota 86 Short Review: The Highlight of this sport car

    (Images from Toyota PH) The Toyota 86 is a car that always makes people wow when you see them on the streets. It's not your typical Toyota. An in the sea of Wigos and Vioses, the 86 stands out amongst all the fish in the sea. It's sporty; it's classy, and the coupe look, the sleek lines and the hypnotizing headlights always never fail to charm onlookers. It is a sports car, but an achievable one. And the 86, once you sit on its cockpit, will be reminding you time and time again why you made an e


    Jul 14, 2022

  • Can Toyota 86 2022 Be Fuel Efficient For You?

    (Image from Toyota PH) Toyota has won in Le Mans for the fifth time the other weekend, and they absolutely dominate the endurance racing scene. In the Philippines, typical Toyota lovers might be wanting to emulate their race idols by driving their favorite Toyota car. Now honestly, you can't do this in a Wigo, but you can probably feel closer if you drive a Toyota 86. Now a Toyota 86 is not a very common road car like the Vios which is seen everywhere. I mean EVERYWHERE. This is not particularly


    Jun 27, 2022

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