According to a recent report, Toyota has green-lighted a sedan variant of the FT-86 sports car. It is expected to go on sale in 2013.
If a recent report is correct, Toyota has green-lighted a sedan variant of the FT-86.
While details are scarce, Carsguide is reporting the sedan will be virtually identical to the coupe. This means we can expect a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter Boxer engine, a six-speed manual transmission, ADVICS brakes, and rear-wheel drive. Eventually, the car could be outfitted with Subaru's 3.6-liter H6 engine and a hybridized Boxer powerplant.
According to sources familiar with the matter, the sedan is a "safety net" in case the coupe fails to be a sales success.
Set to go on sale in 2013, the FT-86 sedan would be positioned as a premium model. It would compete with the BMW 1/3-Series and the VW Golf GTI / Audi A3.