Toyota Planning FR-S-Based Sedan?

Jeff Perez
October 11, 2013

If you have’t already noticed, Toyota is on the path to injecting some life into its largely lackluster portfolio of vehicles. But the GT 86 (FR-S), may have only been the first step in a larger rollout of fun-to-drive cars with new rumors of a sporty sedan.

A source at Toyota told Motoring.com.au that — following in the success of the 86 — execs have plans for a sedan based on the much-loved sportscar. This coming after news that plans for the GT 86 convertible have been put on the back burner.

Scion FR-S
Scion FR-S

With a base 10mm longer than the standard 86, Toyota says that the new sedan will sport a “keen-look” grille, replicating the shape of a Japanese ‘katana’ Samurai sword. Similar designs can be seen on the current FR-S and even the Corolla.

Power will still be sourced from the same 2.0-liter boxer engine found on the current 86, with a hybrid powertrain also expected. With the use of the Subaru boxer engine, a Subie sports sedan could also be in the works, likely in the form of the next-gen WRX.

Scion FR-S 2
Scion FR-S 2

Unfortunately, we won’t see this new sports sedan anytime in 2013. Sources say that we can expect the unnamed 86 four-door at next year’s Geneva Auto Show in March, with production slated for 2015 or 2016.

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