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Toyota 86 sedan approved for production?

A sedan version of the Toyota 86 has been rumoured since 2010 but has reportedly been given the green light for production.
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UK publication Auto Express quotes "an inside source" who claims a new Toyota 86-based sedan has been given the nod to join the two-door in global showrooms.

Said to sit on a 100mm-stretched version of the standard 86 coupe platform, the report suggests the new four-door will have a unique grille design and incorporate technology seen in the 313kW Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R concept.

Toyota 86 GTS

Teamed with the existing 147kW/205Nm naturally aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, the hybrid system will reportedly incorporate regenerative braking technology and reduce fuel economy by 10 to 15 per cent – dropping consumption down to 6.6-7.0L/100km.

Though the report anticipates a late-2015 launch for the Toyota 86 sedan, Toyota Australia said it had no confirmation of the variant from Japan.

Toyota 86 GT