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Toyota FT-86 premier in 2010 Geneva Motor Show and launch in 2011

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Toyota FT-86 which was designed at Toyota’s ED2 studio in Nice, France, had its European premier this week at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

The compact sized coupe measures that 4,160mm long, 1,760mm wide and 1,260mm tall, with a 2,570mm wheelbase, is being co-developed with Subaru that will also present its own variant of the 2+2 seater sports model.

As a reminder of Subaru’s involvement in the project, the near production-ready FT-86 prototype uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine from the Impreza while power is sent to the rear-wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox. The demo rides was fitted with 19-inch wheels with 225/40R19 tyres.

According to Toyota, the FT-86 is scheduled to be launched into the market towards the end of 2011 with Subaru’s variant to follow later on.

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