SCOOP: Toyota 86 to go turbo —

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SCOOP: Toyota 86 to go turbo

and four-door – with turbo and powertrains — to join Toyota 86 sports car family this year

Toyota launch sedan, convertible and versions of the ground-breaking 86 sports sources in Japan week confirmed the world’s one car maker will round out its 86 with a soft-top convertible as as this year. This be followed by a four-door sedan set for a debut. The four door offer turbocharged and all-wheel and well as turbo-hybrid powertrains.

Born from the collaboration Toyota and Subaru, the boxer-engined 86 coupe is a watershed model for a that plans to significantly its sports car line-up over the decade.

After the Supra and MR2 axed from the car-maker’s Toyota’s showroom floor absolute homage to a horde of people-movers and SUVs, with a lack of anything resembling

We’ve brought you news of a 86 before, but according to our source the 86 will stretch in length by to 4750mm, while retaining its width (1780mm) and growing in height to 1400mm.

One designer we to said that his team’s aim is to the car the larger dimensions it needs to seat four adults maintaining the original 86’s looks.

As critical as the sedan’s proportions be its powertrain. To cater for the larger and sedan, Toyota is preparing two

The flagship version will a revised version of Subaru’s DIT Injection Turbo) boxer generating more than (a 2.0-litre for Japan, 2.5 for export married to an eight-speed automatic

In perhaps the best news for enthusiasts, the same turbo will finally find way into the existing 86 coupe the same time (2016), as part of a midlife makeover.

The turbo coupe is expected to a price premium of around

Given Toyota’s bent for you can guess what the other 86 powertrain will be. Yep, a

But according to our source, the boxer-hybrid to Subaru’s XV Crosstrek is not powerful for the 86 sedan. So Toyota is readying a unit that’s compatible Subaru’s direct-injection boxer

To deliver all-wheel-drive traction, is also working on in-wheel motors at the front, an addition will undoubtedly push the of the hybrid 86 sedan up to around

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That’s why the turbo version precede the hybrid’s launch by months, landing in showrooms from under $40,000 by

The soft-top 86 convertible however, arrive much earlier in October this year.

unveiled at the 2013 Geneva show, the FT-86 Open pointed to way to the convertible’s styling.

with a power roof expected to fold down 20 seconds, the convertible is a variant Toyota had planned from the beginning of the collaborative effort Subaru.

The power roof will add of 30kg to the original coupe’s weight, but the convertible will employ the same 147kW boxer engine.

However, some minor modifications to the convertible’s suspension to account for its mass.

To be priced between and $38,000 (in Japan), the 86 convertible is in showrooms globally by mid-October.

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