Toyota plans sub-GT86 model image

An even more affordable sports car is getting ready to be introduced over the next few years as this will slot below the current Toyota GT86.

With Honda introducing the S660 on its local market, Toyota cannot simply stay away from the challenge and it is currently planning a model which will be even smaller than the current GT86. The vehicle in question is getting ready to be introduced in early 2018, according to a recent report, and it will be coming in a 2+2 seating layout, with a coupe body style and a rear-wheel drive layout. The “baby” GT86 is said to have a lot in common, in its final styling, with the 86 Style Cb.

The small sports car is expected to get the large front grille, the rounded headlights, the short front and rear overhangs, flared wheel arches, a curvy silhouette, the aggressive hood and several other tweaks. Rumor has it that this will be taking its power from the 1.5 liter four-cylinder engine, which is capable of putting down 130 HP (97 kW). This, combined with the total weight of 980 kg, means that this will be an agile vehicle which will be fast around the corners. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission, sourced from its larger brother, the GT86. In order to fine-tune its handling, it is believed that Toyota has hired Tommi Makinen, the former WRC driver. More details on the small sports car are limited at this time.

Note: Toyota 86 Style Cb pictured
Source: Motoring