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Toyota delays the FT-86 til 2013, Hybrid under consideration​

If a report from Japan's Best Car is to be believed, Toyota will delay the release of the FT-86 from 2011 to 2013.

The reasons behind the delay are varied, and include a different design direction, the economic slowdown and possibly a revised powertrain strategy that could include some kind of hybrid motivation.

As reported previously, the original FT-86 concept was just that – a design study – and Toyota is apparently second-guessing the styling of the coupe before it reaches production. Additionally, ToMoCo is reportedly gauging the success of the Honda CR-Z, which could influence the final drivetrain specs of the FT-86. If that means a hybrid powerplant is in the cards, we're not totally heartbroken, but if Toyota decides to remake the coupe as a front-driver, consider our dreams officially dashed. Regardless, the next iteration of the FT-86 is slated to debut at the Tokyo Motor Show at the end of 2011.

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/05/26/report-toyota-ft-86-delayed-until-2013-hybrid-under-considerat/
 

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Money is tight for Toyota, Incentives are not helping their situation. Seems like they will be in a problem for a while.
 

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I thought we say some test mules at some point? Did we not? At this point, Nissan, Ford, GM and everyone playing in the pony car, V6 rear wheel drive section, including Hyundai is eating lunch without Toyota and Honda.
 
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