Jay Ramey is an associate editor along with Autoweek, a sister publication of Automotive News.
Toyota 86 Shooting Brake concept
Scion might be dead, yet its spirit lives on the subject of in the Toyota 86, which arrives in August. A couple of days ago, Toyota of Australia revealed the 86 Shooting Brake concept, due to the fact that shooting brakes are every one of the rage this season.
The automaker’s Australian division constructed the idea as a completely functioning prototype and saved it stock besides the roof, rear greenhouse, hatch and quarter panels.
The create group gave it a thick D-pillar and a rakish roofline, one that flows in to a clamshell rear hatch along with a fairly modest backlight … so modest we’d possibly necessity a Cadillac-design rearview mirror screen if this shooting brake were to make it in to production.
Speaking of production chances, Toyota is substantially downplaying the chances of this shooting brake creating to the assembly line even with its apparent utility, appeal and potential to challenge hatch segment stalwarts. yet it is not ruling it out completely.
This isn’t really the initial time the 86 platform has actually been turned in to something wagon-like. In 2013, Subaru mentioned off the Cross Sporting activity create idea at the Tokyo motor show, albeit along with the usual Subaru softroader looks.
Both concepts appear to be dancing about the obvious; this model is excellent as a hatch and ought to have actually been readily available as such years earlier as soon as the FR-S and the BRZ debuted.