Just last week during one of our regular discussion posts I was talking about how nice it’d be to see a modern day interpretation of the Datsun 510. A lightweight, rear-wheel drive sedan with great driving dynamics and room for a few friends or a small family. If a report from Motoring.com.au is true, such a car may soon become reality – only it won’t be a Nissan but a four-door variant of the beloved Toyota 86/Scion FR-S. According to sources within Toyota, the sedan would sport a wheelbase 100mm longer than the coupe and would also be available with an optional version of Toyota’s new Hybrid R system. Rumors suggest the a concept version of the car will debut next year in Geneva and pricing is expected to be within range of the coupe.
This is surely exciting news for those who’d love an 86 but need something a little more practical than a coupe with a miniscule backseat.