Destined for replacements by 2020, the next-generation Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ are rumored to feature hybrid powertrains.
While Toyota has confirmed that the successors of the rear-wheel drive compact coupes would not include convertible variants, little has been offered in terms of the engines, beyond the fact that the partners will continue to use Subaru’s highly-regarded Boxer engine.
However, Autoevolution is reporting that the Toyobaru twins may employ hybrid powertrains.
The site speculates that a mild-hybrid configuration could be used to limit weight or a full-hybrid drivetrain could leverage advanced battery technology developed by Toyota in conjunction with Panasonic to offer increased torque and power while reducing fuel economy.
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