The new Toyota 86 sports car will go on sale next year, according to a photo of a dealer presentation that has been leaked on the GR86.org forum.
The photo shows a series of upcoming models including the next generation Toyota Tundra pick-up and an all-new compact SUV likely to slot beneath the Toyota C-HR.
However, for the time being, the Toyota 86 is the only car on the list likely to make its way to Australia.
It is unclear what engine will power the second generation model, however it is understood the model will switch to Toyota’s global platform rather than one based on a Subaru as it is currently.
It is yet to be confirmed where the new model will be built – the current Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ twins are made in a Subaru factory in Japan – however both companies will once again share the model.
The only clue to its appearance was this concept car from the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, but even that could be wide of the mark (pictured below).
It is also unclear what engine will power the new sports-car twins. Overseas reports have speculated they may finally receive turbo power, but this is unconfirmed. Such an engine swap would likely push up the price, too.
Sales of the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ sports cars have waned in recent years after an initial burst when they arrived in 2012.
Subaru initially experimented with an online-only sales model – to distribute cars on a first-come, first-served basis – before selling the BRZ through dealers.
Toyota also struggled to keep up with demand in the early days – the Toyota 86 started below $30,000 plus on-road costs before the starting price climbed to $31,440 in recent years.
Toyota and Subaru in Australia have not confirmed arrival timing for our market but the twins are expected to be in local showrooms not long after they go on sale in the US in the middle of 2021.