Second-gen Toyota GT 86 confirmed image

An executive within the company has recently confirmed the development of a second generation Toyota GT 86.

While initial rumors were saying that the Japanese based automaker Toyota is not planning on introducing a successor for the GT 86, despite the model being quite a revolution in the segment, new reports on the model are indicating that the company will actually build a second generation of the model. According to the guys from Motoring, who have spoken to Karl Schlicht, the company’s Europe executive vice president of Sales and Marketing, the carmaker is “pretty serious about keeping the GT 86 pure and keeping a car like that in our lineup”.

When asked for more details on the subject, Karl Schlicht has confirmed the plans for a second generation of the GT 86, but don’t expect that too soon because you will be in for some long wait. The Toyota GT 86 has been introduced back in 2012 and it is currently in production at Ota, Gunma, in Japan. The model is offered in a two-door coupe body style, with a front engine and a rear-wheel drive, being powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder boxer engine with 200 HP, connected to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.