2023 Toyota GR86 limited to 1,100 copies in the first year, one in two customers will miss out

Australia will only receive 1,100 second-generation Toyota GR86s, including all 86 10th Anniversary Editions, in the first 12 months on sale, meaning at least half of all buyers in the queue will lose their initial allocation.

the Toyota GR86 new generation sports car It will arrive in limited quantities in the first 12 months on sale in Australia.

Starting this month, Toyota showrooms in Australia will receive just 1,100 examples of the second generation Toyota GR86, including 10th anniversary editions, over the next year.

This equates to roughly half the sales number of the original Toyota 86 when it arrived in 2012.

Toyota Australia reported that it sold more than 2,000 examples of the original Toyota 86 sports car in 2012, and that wasn’t even the first full year on sale.

The following year, in 2013, it was reported that more than 6,700 examples of the Toyota 86 were sold in Australia, the highest annual figure for the original model.

Toyota Australia sales and marketing chief Sean Hanley told Australian media this week: “We are working with our parent company in Japan to try and secure (more) supply.

“We have paused (orders) for the new GR86 after securing a stock of around 1,100 cars for the first 12 months.

“As with all GR performance cars, we expect demand to outstrip supply.”

Executives have confirmed that the figure of 1,100 copies includes the special editions planned for the local market.

Highlighting the limited supply of the new Toyota GR86, the figure of 1,100 vehicles in the first 12 months is even less than the 1,400 examples of the original Subaru BRZ in its first full year on sale in 2012.

Meanwhile, the second-generation Subaru BRZ, the twin of the Toyota GR86, is also initially facing stock shortages.

Since the last Subaru BRZ hit local showrooms earlier this year, the company has reported 685 copies sold.

Joshua Dowling has been a motoring journalist for over 20 years, spending most of that time working for The Sydney Morning Herald (as motoring editor and one of the early members of the Drive team) and News Corp Australia. He joined CarAdvice/Drive in 2018 and has been a World Car of the Year judge for over 10 years.

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