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.

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