Toyota 86 Shooting Brake revealed
For this week Canberra will play home to the Toyota 86 Shooting Brake global reveal at this weekend’s annual Festival of 86.
Australian designers have played a pivotal role in the design of the Shooting Brake version of the four-year-old 86 coupe, creating the first sketches and CAD drawings of the model that was then sent to Japan to be refined and built.
Toyota is open in saying this is not a “glamorous” concept, with unfinished carbon-wrap roof trim and an awkward connection with the B-pillar that retains the coupe’s door aperture despite the raised roofline. It also insists that it is strictly a concept.