Image credits: © Toyota.
2010 Toyota FT-86 Concept news, pictures, and information
* Compact design gives driver greater control, while body's lightness and low center of gravity allow racecar-like handling
* Both power and environmental performance provided by 2-liter boxer engine and light body
* Flash Red body color contains hint of blue; interior expresses modern feel wîth minimal coverage of the highly refined structural components evoking enthusiasm for cruising
The Toyota FT-86 Concept has a compact feeling that is easy for the driver to handle while able to accommodate up to four occupants. In addition to being light and having a low center of gravity, the Toyota FT-86 Concept boasts the handling of a racing car. Part of this sensation is due to its 6-speed manual transmission and ADVICS brakes.
The stylish concept captures the heart wîth the 'functional utility' of its highly-refined body. It is the creation of Toyota Europe Design Development known as ED2, which has established body lines that take into consideration a low center of gravity and aerodynamics. The interior is distinctive, featuring an instrument panel wîth a gray and white base, gauges wîth red neon lights and digital displays, and a navigation system. In addition, a zipper that evokes an image of interior lapping wîth minimal covering of a highly-refined body presents a striking display.
The Toyota FT-86 Concept is neither an electric vehicle nor a hybrid vehicle, but is a sports model wîth a gasoline engine developed to convey the essential appeal of automobiles in a new era. It is a must-see concept car that expresses TMC's desire to once again create a Toyota sports car.
A Small FR Sports Concept Vehicle that Combines Environmental Performance and the Joy of Driving
Source - Toyota
TMC seeks to develop the ultimate earth-conscious environmentally-considerate vehicle wîth a focus on hybrid technologies without losing sight of the appeal of cars themselves or the joy of driving.
Over the past several years, the need has been rising for motor vehicles that take into consideration global warming and other environmental issues, while there has also been concern that there have been too few new sports cars that make the heart beat faster and that the time is right for a new generation of sports cars. In response to these needs, TMC has developed the Toyota FT-86 Concept, a sports car equipped wîth a 2,000cc, horizontally opposed, four-cylinder, naturally-aspirated gasoline engine that evokes the joy of driving a car and the pleasure of vehicle ownership.
As the name 'Future Toyota 86 Concept' implies, the Toyota FT-86 Concept, which will be exhibited at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, is a new 86 Toyota wîth a flash red finish. It is a compact, rear-wheel drive sports concept car that embodies speed and the excitement of driving that give cars their appeal as well as environmental performance.
|Ford Fusion, C-Max Hybrids Attracting New Companies Searching For Savings At The Fuel Pump|
|- Ford's new hybrids can save business customers as much as 45 percent in operational costs - Ford expects to double hybrid vehicle production as companies procure Fusion and C-MAX for their company fleets, and as model year market share, according to R.L. Polk, has grown 13 percent since 2012 - Ford C-MAX Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid have been purchased by a variety of companies including Con-way, Esurance, Quest Diagnostics and AT&T for fleet use since their introductions last fall - Fleet op...[Read more...]|
|HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA SETS ALL-TIME RECORD FIRST QUARTER SALES|
|Hyundai Motor America today announced sales of 68,306 units, down just two percent versus the best volume month Hyundai ever recorded last year, and up more than 30 percent over February levels. The first quarter of 2013 was the best in Hyundai's history. 'March felt just great,' said Dave Zuchowski, executive vice president of national sales. 'We definitely benefitted from better inventories of Elantra thanks to the addition of the third shift at our Alabama plant, improved weather condition...[Read more...]|
|SUBARU REPORTS MARCH 2013 SALES AS BEST SALES MONTH IN COMPANY HISTORY|
|• March sales of 36,701 represent best-ever sales month for Subaru of America Cherry Hill, N.J., - Subaru of America, Inc. today reported 36,701 vehicle sales for March 2013, which represents the best-ever sales month for the company and a 13 percent increase over March 2012. Year-to-date sales for Subaru total 92,527 – a 15 percent increase over the same period in 2012 and represent the best first quarter in company history. These results build on strong sales from 2012 where Subaru ach...[Read more...]|
|VOLKSWAGEN CLAIMS BEST HIGHWAY FUEL EFFICIENCY, WITH SEVEN MODELS THAT ACHIEVE MORE THAN 40 MPG|
|• New Jetta Hybrid earns EPA fuel economy rating of up to 48 mpg; the first compact hybrid available with a turbocharged engine|
Herndon, VA - With EPA estimated fuel economy ratings of 48 mpg on the highway, 42 mpg in the city, and a combined rating of 45 mpg, the Jetta Hybrid becomes the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the Volkswagen lineup and the seventh model capable of more than 40 mpg on the highway. With sales of the Jetta Hybrid beginning later this month, Volkswagen wil...[Read more...]
|C-MAX LINEUP SUCCESS HELPS DRIVE FORD'S SMALL CAR SALES TO 12-YEAR HIGH; F-SERIES MARKS BEST NOVEMBER SINCE 2005|
|•Ford U.S. November small car sales total 26,848 vehicles – a 76 percent increase compared with last year and the company's strongest November small car sales in 12 years •C-MAX Hybrids sales gain momentum with 4,848 vehicles in November, a 52 percent increase compared with October; Ford posts best-ever month for electrified vehicle sales •F-Series has its 16th consecutive year-over-year monthly sales increase and fourth month in a row with more than 50,000 sales; this marks F-Series' best N...[Read more...]|
|2011 Toyota FT-86 II Concept|
|2011 Scion FR-S Concept|
|2011 Toyota FT-86 II Concept|
|2012 Toyota GT 86|
|Other models by Toyota|
|Related Articles and Event Coverage|
|2009 Tokyo Motor Show|
Land Cruiser 40 Series
Land Cruiser 70