Toyota GT 86 sports car

Toyota has released the first images of its new sports car, confirming that it will go on sale next year as the GT 86.

Built on an all-new platform, the model is hoped to reestablish the Japanese brand as a sporty name following the dominance of best-selling but mainstream models such as the Camry sedan and Prius hybrid.

The GT 86 is a compact model boasting a 197 hp 2.0-liter engine which should give the car quick performance when combined with its light curb weight.

Toyota GT 86 sportscar

Measuring around 4.2m long, it is the most compact four-seater sports car available today and offers the lowest driver seating position of any Toyota production model.

Toyota GT 86 interior

Inside, the GT 86 has a small, buckskin-trimmed steering wheel, a large tachometer in the center of the instrument cluster and aviation-style rocker switches to control many of the electronics.

Toyota GT 86 inside

It will be officially unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, which is open to the public December 3-11 in Tokyo, Japan.

Toyota GT 86

Expect Toyota to launch GT86 with an expected price of $20,000+ in major auto markets around the world by next year.

Toyota GT86