Toyota is not taking into consideration a hybrid version of the GT 86 because they estimate there wouldn’t be a market for such a model.

Toyota is not taking into consideration a hybrid version of the GT 86 because they estimate there wouldn’t be a market for such a model.

The GT 86 won’t receive additional oomph via hybridization as Toyota’s marketing director Fabio Capano says such a derivative would not “speak to the majority.” Aside from targeting a small audience, the company says high costs with development is another reason why the model won’t see the light of production day.

While that might be true, a turbocharged GT 86 most definitely would have a larger market but Toyota still isn’t saying anything about mounting a turbocharger on that 2.0-liter 4-cylinder boxer engine. However, there are some rumors about a GT 86 sedan packing a Subaru-sourced Direct Injection Turbo (DIT) boxer engine with more than 295 bhp (220 kW) working together with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It is believed the model will be longer and taller than the coupe and is slated for a 2016 launch.

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