At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show today, Toyota has unveiled its latest iteration of the FT-86 II concept car that will be close to the production model. As we can see, the FT-86 II Concept features quite a few styling differences from the initial concept that was exhibited at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show.
We see major differences in the front end that now has a larger center grille and more sharp edges. We also see an addition of a pair of LED daytime running lights, which we don’t think that it will ever make to production. And as for the rear end, the FT-86 now has sticking out tail lamps, a new rear wing, and a rear diffuser with two openings for two tail pipes on both sides. More noticeably are the larger wheel arches to make the Toyota FT-86 looks like it just came out of “Fast and Furious” movie.
The new Toyota FT-86 II concept is a bit bigger than the initial concept model by a few inches in all dimensions. And we think the overall look of the FT-86 II has too much of an aftermarket look and less originality than the 2009 concept model.
As for the powertrain, it is still in speculation for now. But we expect that the Toyota FT-86 will get the same powertrain as the Subaru’s version, which is the new Subaru boxer engine with a rear-wheel drive six-speed manual transmission.
The Toyota FT-86 will go on sale in 2012, and it will be given another name. From rumors, it may be sold under the Scion name. Tell us what you think, the FT-86 II or the original FT-86?