Production of the Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86 has ended
But they will return
The Toyota GT86, Scion FR-S, and Subaru BRZ are now nine years old, with new 2022 models arriving in late 2021. However, Subaru and Toyota have elected to skip 2021 and not said why. I predict that it is due to falling sales.
BRZ sales in the US have been falling gradually since 2013, when 8,587 were sold; just 2,334 were sold in 2019. The BRZ fluctuates in Europe, selling between 300 an 500 per year. As for the GT86, 6,080 were sold in Europe in 2013, but sales plummeted to 2,617 in 2014 and have been slowly decreasing since. 2019 was the first year that annual sales dropped beneath the one-thousand mark. Finally, just 3,398 86s were sold in the US in 2019, compared to a whopping 18,327 Scion FR-S (FR-Ses? FR-Ss?) in 2013.
With the sales figures of nearly every car adversely affected by the pandemic, I predict that a US/Europe total of both models will be about 4,250 in 2020 compared to 7,174 last year.