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Toyota sources in Japan confirm coupe has been delayed until 2013 at the earliest
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28 May 2010

The Toyota FT-86 coupe will not go on sale until 2013 at the earliest, company sources in Japan have told Autocar.

The rear-drive coupe, which has been co-developed with Subaru, was originally tipped to go on sale in 2011, but its development has been plagued with problems.

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The latest delay has been reported in Japan as being down to the country’s current economic situation, while the firm is also believed to be waiting to see how successful the new Honda CR-Z is.

That car’s success could lead to a hybrid version of the FT-86 being available from launch.

Currently powering the FT-86 is Subaru’s four-cylinder boxer engine; Toyota is working on improving the economy and efficiency of this unit and this has led to the projected base price being increased by more than £2000 to around £15,000 in Japan.

These increasing development costs have moved the FT-86 away from its original design brief of being a cheap, rear-drive sports car.

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SF695 30 May 2010

Re: Toyota FT-86 delayed until 2013

beachland2 wrote:
if the supra ever comes back it will be a hybrid or hydrogen powered.

Depressing. Hope you are wrong. It's not like it makes any significant difference to the environment.

beachland2 30 May 2010

Re: Toyota FT-86 delayed until 2013

if the supra ever comes back it will be a hybrid or hydrogen powered.

i cant even see the 370Z lasting long with an NA 3.7 V6 engine. i reckon next model will be radically different in drive-train.

SF695 29 May 2010

Re: Toyota FT-86 delayed until 2013

Too bad they don't make the good old I6 engines any more. They are both simpler than a V6 and basically a better design, except for the space requirements.

Then again, i always hoped that the Supra would be reborn with a twin turbo V8

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