Toyota's return to the sports car arena comes at a good time. It's not only because of a long absence, but also for the fact that there are no direct rivals for the all-new 86 developed in conjunction with the Subaru BRZ.
You might be inclined to say that the Mazda MX-5 has the same rear-wheel-drive and price affordability (okay, not in Thailand where there are high import duties) concepts of the 86 (known as GT86 in Europe and Scion FR-S in the US).
But the current generation MX-5 is now five years old and is actually a two-seat roadster with an open-top roof; the 86 is a 2+2 coupe.
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