The rendering looks like the ******* child of a tC and the first gen. Lexus SC. :thumbdownCost cutting is proving to be a problem for Toyota's compact FR sports car.
As is usual for many Japanese car magazines (Best Car and Holiday Auto in particular), renders are aways included in the article to give the reader an idea of what the final car could look like. These images from Best Car of Toyota's compact FR sports car are only "informed guesses", however, we are told that Toyota has decided on the final shape of the compact FR sports car and that it will have a "wonderful style", in an attempt to change peoples opinions of Toyota and its bland image.
Based on a 100mm shorter Subaru Legacy platform, the Toyota compact FR sports car still retains the 2.0L four cylinder boxer engine from the Impreza with a power output of 190ps (with a development goal of 200ps) and 21.0kg/m of torque. With the low positioning of the boxer engine Toyota hopes to achieve a low center of gravity which in turn will dictate the low profile of the body, making it a sleek and attractive FR sports car. Weight is expected to be around 1200kg, so even with a moderate output from the 2.0L engine, performance is expected to appeal to younger buyers who are looking at an entry level sports car - much like AE86 buyers were 25 years ago. A 6-speed gearbox will be offered initially with an automatic transmission being offered later and the possibility of an open top version as well.
The compact FR sports car is still expected to go on sale for around 2,000,000 yen.