The Toyota/Subaru collaboration has all of us car enthusiasts talking, but with the Subaru FT-86 getting ready to blow Toyota’s version out of the water, the Japanese company is already thinking of a backup plan. According to some insiders at Toyota, a sedan version of the FT-86 has been given the green light and is considered a "plan B that will be introduced to cover the FT-86 investment in case the coupe doesn’t become a commercial success." The new sedan will cost somewhere in the area of $30K.
The sedan version will be built on the same Subaru Liberty platform that the coupe version is built on with the same Subaru 204 HP boxer engine under the hood. This engine will be mated to a six speed manual gearbox or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). There are also rumors of a top version model that will use the Subaru 3.6-liter H6 powerplant delivering 256 HP.
So, if built, the sedan version will be the third model in the FT-86 sedan, next to the coupe and the "baby" version.