Toyota GT86 Sedan to Feature Turbocharged 2.0-liter Hybrid

Talk about a Toyota GT86 sedan is not knew. As a matter of fact, prior to the Dubai Motor Show 2013 in mid-November, it was speculated that the car would debut there in concept form. However, that never happened and we were left scratching our heads as to what Toyota had up its sleeve.

Now, new reports out of Australian publication Motoring have emerged revealing some key details and specifications about the GT86 Sedan which is well under development. According to a source close to Toyota, the Subaru Cross Sport Concept revealed at the L.A. Auto Show gives us a little preview as to how a Toyota GT86 Sedan could look. The source went as far as to say that by moving the B-pillar forward, slanting the rear roof section and adding two rear doors, creating a GT86 Sedan shouldn’t be all that difficult.

Obviously these changes will result in the body of the car being slightly extended with suggestions it’ll measure 4750 mm long and be 1400 mm high. That means it will be about 510 mm longer and 100 mm taller than the current Toyota GT86 coupe. Additionally, it will see its wheelbase extended by 180 mm.

However, the most exciting prospect is the engine the Toyota GT86 Sedan could receive. It is reported that the current 200 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine simply isn’t powerful enough to shift the extra weight at reasonable speeds. As a result, the sedan could receive a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged boxer engine joined by a small electric motor to deliver a much more adequate 300 hp!

If these reports are to be believed, we can expect to see the Toyota GT86 introduced sometime in 2016.

[Via Motoring]


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