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Toyota's GR86 sedan on the way: Is a four-door hybrid turbo version of the Subaru BRZ twin coming soon? - report

Multiple sources say a four-door version of the GR86 is under consideration (Image: Best Car).

Toyota is seriously considering a four-door version of its decade-old sports coupe, the GR86, with multiple sources telling a Japanese publication a GR86 sedan is on the cards.

Popular magazine Best Car, known for its sources within the Japanese auto industry - and Toyota in particular - says a new version of the Toyota two-door could arrive as soon as 2025 and be followed soon after by a new model option, a GR86 with four doors.

Previously, we've reported that a new drivetrain is expected for the GR86, namely the GR-developed 1.6-litre turbocharged inline three-cylinder engine used in the Toyota GR Yaris and GR Corolla.

On top of borrowing the Yaris and Corolla's engine to replace the flat-four Subaru engine the GR86 currently uses, Best Car is expecting the coupe's drivetrain to go hybrid.

A platform borrowed from the current Lexus IS is expected to be the basis for the next-gen car, which will be slightly bigger than the current model.

Toyota is seriously considering a four-door version of its decade-old sports coupe, the GR86 (Image: Best Car).

According to information from Japan, expect a car about 4400mm long, 1800mm wide and 1300mm tall with a 2600mm wheelbase.

While Best Car has occasionally made estimations based on slivers of information it has received, this time it says more than one of its insider sources has said Toyota is in the planning stages.

According to information from Japan, expect a car about 4400mm long, 1800mm wide and 1300mm tall with a 2600mm wheelbase (Image: Best Car).

That doesn't mean a four-door GR86 will definitely happen, but it means Toyota could have one on the market within a few years if it's found to be commercially viable.

But even though whispers of a four-door GR86 seem to be grounded in reality, Best Car's suggestion of a GR86 wagon is potentially more in the realm of 'pipe dream'.

While Toyota did indeed build a two-door Shooting Brake wagon concept based on the first generation 86 back in 2016 after a clay model was built by Toyota Australia's design crew, Best Car doesn't confirm that any mention of this has come from within Toyota.

Even though whispers of a four-door GR86 seem to be grounded in reality, Best Car’s suggestion of a GR86 wagon is potentially more in the realm of ‘pipe dream’ (Image: Best Car).
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