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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Toyota Motor PH To Open GR86 Order Books This August 6


Previewed at the Toyota Gazoo Racing (GR) Festival 2022, Toyota Motor Philippines will be opening the queue for the all-new, second-generation GR86 starting this Saturday, August 6. And in a different approach this time around, it will only be available at select Toyota dealerships nationwide.

Like the GR Supra and the GR Yaris, the GR86 will only be sold through Toyota Motor Philippines’ roster of GR Performance certified dealerships. These are namely (in alphabetical order):
  • Toyota Alabang
  • Toyota Bacoor, Cavite
  • Toyota Batangas City
  • Toyota Calamba Laguna
  • Toyota Cebu
  • Toyota Commonwealth
  • Toyota Davao City
  • Toyota Global City
  • Toyota La Union
  • Toyota Lipa, Batangas
  • Toyota Mabolo Cebu
  • Toyota Makati
  • Toyota Manila Bay
  • Toyota Otis
  • Toyota Quezon Avenue
  • Toyota San Fernando, Pampanga
  • Toyota San Pablo, Laguna
  • Toyota Silang, Cavite
  • Toyota Tacloban, Leyte
At the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival, over 180 members of the Toyota dealer network and some media partners were given the chance to experience the essence of Toyota Gazoo Racing.

Driven by their goal of pushing the limits for better, the GR Festival 2022 is a celebration of the growing love and passion for motorsports in the Philippines. The GR Festival aims to ignite the racer within everyone, with or without prior experience in racing.

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) Chairman Alfred V. Ty and President Atsuhiro Okamoto led some members of Toyota’s dealership network for an experience drive at the racetrack. This activity is part of TMP’s aggressive drive to promote motorsports in the country and to empower Toyota dealers in the Philippines to deliver to their customers the “thrill and joy of driving” especially at this time when establishments and businesses are welcoming back visitors and patrons.

Participants were given the opportunity to undergo advanced driving trainings with champion race car drivers from Toyota Gazoo Racing Academy. Participant’s track activities include braking and timed slalom, quarte rmile timed lap, follow the leader, and lucky participants were also able to experience shot gun rides with Toyota Gazoo Racing ambassador Marlon Stockinger.

“We really love the energy here at the GR Festival, fueled by our shared love for cars, passion for the thrill and joy of driving, and driven by our common goal to promote motorsports in the country,” said TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto. “In a way, this is our initiation in staging a very participatory and experiential racing event, and soon, we’d like to open more activities like this for the public to fully live and appreciate the Toyota Gazoo Racing brand.”

The participation of dealer partners from all over the country is also very important, since this first-hand experience in testing the cars under the harsh conditions of motorsports exhibits our success in enabling our network to have a deeper and more meaningful understanding of Toyota’s “ever-better cars”.

“This event enabled us and our team members to experience firsthand the fun in driving our vehicles and be able to test its full potential on the racetrack.” Mr. Cosco Oben of Toyota Balintawak shared about his first GR Festival. “It leaves us with the statement that indeed our vehicles are really fun to drive again and it’s easier to share this to our clients because we had first-hand experience in driving our GR cars on the track.”

Toyota Gazoo Racing is part of TMP’s aggressive drive to promote motorsports in the country and deliver the “thrill and joy of driving”, uplifting Toyota’s image to more than just a practical brand.

9 comments:

  1. I have been seeing reports of engine problems. I hope they fix the issue.

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    1. That’s scary. All i know is that the new is thirstier than the original 86.

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    2. There was already someone with the whole engine replaced!!! And others seem to be reporting problems with their engines too! Damn!!!

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    3. Does this mean the new GR86 is not reliable?

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    4. I'd avoid getting one until the issue is resolved. Rod bearing failure, RTV sealant detected in oil.

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  2. GR86 is available for order starting today.

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