Toyota unlikely to develop hybrid GT86 sports car

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Toyota has played down the idea of a production hybrid GT86 sports car, suggesting that such a model would not “speak to the majority”.

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Toyota engineers have previously spoken about having the performance hybrid technology at an advanced stage, but it appears that the firm is struggling to find a 
business case for it in the GT86.

Toyota marketing director Fabio Capano said: “We can create a product with this technology, but it needs to make proper business sense. We have to prioritise.”

Capano cited the small market for such a car and the costs involved as the key reasons for focusing the brand’s efforts elsewhere.

 

Source: AutoCar

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