But the BRZ's future isn't as clear.
Withworldwide sales of the Toyota GT-86 entry-level sports car and its Subaru BRZ brethrendown in the dumps, Toyota seems to be intent on keeping its foothold in thissexy little market segment. Speaking to Motoring, Karl Schlicht, the executivevice president of sales and marketing for Toyota Motor Europe, said the Japaneseautomaker is "pretty serious about keeping the GT 86 pure and keeping acar like that in our lineup." Does this mean that a second generation isunderway?
It's down the road," Schlicht said, but "the GT-86 hasto go through a normal lifecycle." As for the car's twin, the Subaru BRZ,the future doesn't seem as clear-cut. Schlicht declined to comment on whether thenext-generation GT-86 would also include a collaboration with Subaru.