Wednesday March 9, 2011 10:40

Toyota Discusses FT-86 II Concept Design Factors

In an interview with Autocar, Akihiro Nagaya, the manager of Toyota’s design division, provides some insight into the factors behind the redesigned FT-86 II Concept recently revealed at the 2011 Geneva autoshow. The main points were:

- Test driver feedback (one of main reasons)
- Pedestrian impact regulations (reason for lifted nose)
- Need for more upright windshield to reduce tunnel vision (resulted in A pillar being moved back 100mm)
- FT-86 II Concept is a “fair indication” of how the final production model could look when it arrives at the Tokyo show in December (around 50% there, maybe as high as 70%)
- Toyota will share more than just mechanicals with the Subaru; the two cars will look very similar, too

Full article can be read INSIDE.