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Toyota 86 sedan approved for production – report

October 24, 2013

You may remember a report last week about a possible Toyota 86 sedan being in the works. There’s now been some confirmation that such a model is on the way.

Toyota 86 sedan render

According to an inside source speaking with Auto Express in the UK, Toyota executives have approved production for an 86 sedan. The car will be underpinned by a stretched version of the coupe platform, adding 100mm to the length.

Under the bonnet, the same Subaru-based 2.0-litre boxer engine is set to reside, producing 147kW and 205Nm. There’s also speak of a hybrid version joining the lineup, adding up to 50kW to the 86’s power figure.

As for the styling, it’s understood the sedan will come with a slightly revised front end with a new grille and other minor tweaks. It will also come with four doors, of course, blending in with the shape of the muscly wheel arches.

It’s unknown what the car will be called, or whether it will simply be known as the Toyota 86 sedan. More details are expected to be announced soon.

Official timing for the new model is yet to be confirmed. We could be looking at an arrival some time in the next two years.

(Image: Toyota 86 sedan rendering by theophiluschin.com)

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

  • BrianDH

    Gotta hand it to Toyota – they’ll have a go at anything. Bloody good on ’em! Should be an Aussie company if not japanese! At a time when the 2 ‘Aussies’ are mulling their exits from manufacturing in Aus. As a 4-door this looks fine but funny after seeing so much of the 2-door version. The 4-door will grow on us too, no doubt. I’m a big Ford and Holden fan but you’ve really got to admire Toyota for their willingness to try something new. They’ve certainly got the ‘can-do’ Aussie spirit. Strange and wonderful world isn’t it?!