Affordable rear-wheel-drive coupes will be renewed, but it's not clear when they will appear, according to the latest instalment in the inconsistent story about their second generation.
A senior executive at Toyota has confirmed a next-generation version of the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ will be developed.
He said it was safe to assume the next-generation sports coupe will be made in conjunction with Subaru, and use the smaller automaker's flat-four engine.
Harrison stated the Supra is not a replacement for the 86, noting "they are for different audiences and are different products".
Global volumes for the 86 and BRZ twins are small, but according to Harrison that's not really the point, as the 86 is all about "adding excitement to the brand and emotional appeal".
Rumours indicate the next-generation 86 and BRZ could debut as early as 2021.