Report: Toyota FT-86 delayed until 2013, may get design changes

Toyota FT-86 Concept

Sources have told Japanese magazine Best Car that the release of the Toyota FT-86 sports car has been delayed by two years. That means we won’t see Toyota and Subaru’s rear-wheel-drive baby until 2013. What’s the reason for the delay?

Apparently a lot of Toyota fans have shown a sense of frustration with the design of the FT-86 Concept. Toyota designers may head back to the drawing board to make a couple of changes.

Also, Toyota feels that a launch date of 2011 may be too premature with the global economic slowdown affecting sales, which we’re not to sure about. Why wouldn’t you want a sub-$20,000 rear-wheel-drive sports car that pushes 200-hp in a time where you’re constantly staring at your bank account.

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Refresher: Inspired by the sporty 1980s Corolla AE86, the production version of the FT-86 is reported to be powered by a 200-hp 2.0L boxer Subaru engine sending power to the rear-wheels. Prices are set to start above $20,000.

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– By: Kap Shah

Source: Best Car (via 7Tune)