Toyota GT86 convertible for Geneva

* Toyota GT86 convertible concept car * Will be at 2013 Geneva motor show * Production version likely...

1 Feb 2013 15:0 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 0:3

The Toyota FT-86 Open concept car, which will make its debut at the 2013 Geneva motor show in March, shows how a Toyota GT86 convertible could look.

A single sketch of the FT-86 Open has been released. It appears to share most body panels with the GT86; the roof is folded, so it's unclear whether it's made of cloth or metal. A cloth roof is most likely, in the interest of keeping weight, and cost, down.

Any drop-top version of the GT86 is likely to get the same 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine as the coupe. A Subaru BRZ convertible is likely, too - the BRZ was developed alongside the GT86 and there are only minor cosmetic and mechanical differences between the two cars.

Toyota insiders have previously hinted that a GT86 convertible is likely. We'd expect it to go on sale in time for the summer, with a premium of around 1500 over the coupe. That would mean a starting price of around 26,500.

Toyota FT-86 Open concept car will make its debut at the 2013 Geneva motor show


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By Leo Wilkinson