If you're aching to own a Toyota 86 but can't convince the other half that it's a "practical family car", help could be on the way.
An anonymous source from Toyota's head office has told Australian website motoring.com.au that the company has given the green light to a four-door version of the 86 coupé.
Of course, adding two doors would be rather pointless if Toyota didn't do anything to address the coupé's virtually-nonexistent rear legroom, which is why the wheelbase will reportedly be extended by 100mm for the four-door.
The base model will feature the familiar 147kW/205Nm 2-litre normally aspirated flat four petrol engine, but there is also speculation about a more powerful hybrid version that produces in the region of 200kW.
Not much else is known about the sedan but one thing is for sure - if Toyota can get the pricing and engine range right then the practical new 86 will make for an interesting alternative to the BMW 3 Series.