Toyota Australia Just Showed Off A 86 Shooting Brake

Toyota Australia Just Showed Off A 86 Shooting Brake

With Toyota’s Festival of 86 owner’s celebration underway in Canberra over the weekend, a lot of fans of the Japanese car company’s two-door sports coupe will be in one place to be surprised by the latest development in the car’s lifespan: the teasing of a Toyota 86 wagon.

The term shooting brake is an older, British term for what we in Australia generally call a station wagon, but Toyota’s car is odd in that it’s a two-door version of that design concept. It’s very similar to the pictures that went around the ‘net a few years ago, but this particular model is a custom Australian design.

After a one-quarter clay model and computer-generated imagery was put together in Australia by Toyota’s design team, a visit from 86 global engineer Tetsuya Tada kicked off the production of a real-world concept. Taking a top-spec 86 coupe off the production line halfway through its construction, Toyota’s team remodeled the rear quarter and the roof to produce the wagon.


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What do you think? It looks great from the front three-quarter angle, but there are hints of Prius in the extended, hatchback-style bootlid. [CarAdvice]