Don’t worry, Toyota and Subaru haven’t forgotten about the GT86 and BRZ twins. In an official announcement, both companies have committed to working together on the next generation of the affordable, rear-drive hero.

Indeed, the announcement notes the pursuit of “driving enjoyment” in this new age of connected, autonomous and electric cars.

So, we’ll definitely get a next-generation GT86 and BRZ. No timeline – nor any specific drivetrain details – have been disclosed because it’s obviously waaay too early for that. The mere confirmation of it however, is good enough for now.

Both Toyota and Subaru will also work on a new generation of cars that use Subaru’s excellent all-wheel-drive technology, and Toyota’s electrification tech. Sound use of expertise, that.

Toyota boss Akio Toyoda, continually proving how much he loves driving, said: “During this once-in-a-century period of profound transformation, even if CASE (connected, autonomous, shared, electric) changes how cars will be, driving enjoyment will remain an inherent part of automobiles and is something that I think we must continue to strongly preserve.