For one thing, we’re dealing with a fully-functional vehicle that already has some “evaluation” miles on it. The wheelbase is identical to that of the coupe, while the same can be said about the front section and even the doors.
While the commonalities might keep costs under control, increasing the chances of such a vehicle entering production, they also mean the rear legroom is extremely limited – last time we checked, the 86 was the world’s smallest production four-seater coupe and such a title doesn’t come without its cabin space drawbacks.
Don’t expect the Shooting Brake to appear in showrooms, however. This is purely a design concept.
“While we never say never, and I would love this concept to become a production reality, it is very much a concept that demonstrates the passion within Toyota for cars that are fun to drive,” Tada-san said.
ada-san was apparently convinced to build a full-scale version after being shown a quarter-scale clay model during a visit to Australia in November 2014. The one proviso being the Aussies didn’t tamper with the front-end too much, as Nicolas Hogios, Toyota’s Australian design chief explained.