With the recent disbandment of Scion (Toyota’s marque), not all will be lost particularly its FR-S sports coupe. It will simply emerge as the Toyota 86 we all know locally and will mark its debut come the 2016 New York Auto Show.
Toyota Australia has revealed a station wagon version of the 86 sports car dubbed as the 86 Shooting Brake concept. The prototype was conceived in Melbourne and hand-built in Japan under the direction of the global sports car division.
In the 1980s, Toyota launched the Corolla Trueno – also known as the AE86 – which later starred in the hit Japanese car racing manga Initial D. Its appearance in the comic book further launched the vehicle into fame and gave it a cult following. To honor this, the Japanese brand re-imagined its “spiritual successor”, the GT86, in its famous livery and body kit to match its predecessor.
Toyota has given the 86 a number of design tweaks to further enhance its driving dynamics. The Japanese automaker integrates the 86 with improved aerodynamics, revamped cockpit, and new intake and exhaust systems.