Archive for April, 2010

Wednesday April 28, 2010 21:53

Toyota FT-86 shows at Beijing Auto Show

The original Toyota FT-86 concept is being shown by Toyota at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show currently underway in China. Although the FT-86 has not yet been shown at any North American auto shows, this move by Toyota goes to show the increased importance placed on the Chinese market by the world’s car manufacturers. Not [...]

Autocar is now reporting that the Toyota FT-86 pricing will be higher than originally planned. The FT-86 price will be upped in Japan from the original $20,000 starting price to $23,000 (with a fully loaded FT-86 being approximately $26,000). The FT-86 development team is also planning on reducing fuel consumption from the Subaru boxer engine [...]

The Toyota FT-86 is on the list of “25 Cars Worth Waiting For” in years 2011-2014 says Car and Driver Magazine in their May 2010 issue (tell us something we don’t know! ) The article doesn’t provide any information that we haven’t already discussed on our forums, but C&D predicts that the car may revive [...]

As I posted here, I have been attending the 2010 New York Auto Show press days, where unfortunately, the Toyota FT-86 is not present. An appearance of the FT-86 at the 2010 NYIAS would have marked the first time that the highly anticipated Toyota sports coupe concept car be shown to a North American audience. [...]