The Truth About Cars » toyota 86 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Toyota 86s Scion FR-S in Name Only, Gets Power Bump http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/toyota-86s-scion-fr-s-in-name-only-gets-power-bump/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/toyota-86s-scion-fr-s-in-name-only-gets-power-bump/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1303865 Scion’s slow-selling FR-S rear-wheel-drive coupe is about to become Toyota’s slow-selling rear-wheel-drive coupe, and it will be branded with the same moniker as in many other parts of the world. That’s right: this is the Toyota 86, also known as what it should have been named here in the first place. The sports coupe gets […]

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Scion’s slow-selling FR-S rear-wheel-drive coupe is about to become Toyota’s slow-selling rear-wheel-drive coupe, and it will be branded with the same moniker as in many other parts of the world. That’s right: this is the Toyota 86, also known as what it should have been named here in the first place. The sports coupe gets […]

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Toyobaru Might Only Last For One Generation As Partnership Under Evaluation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/toyobaru-might-only-last-for-one-generation-as-partnership-under-evaluation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/toyobaru-might-only-last-for-one-generation-as-partnership-under-evaluation/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:07:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=850962 The Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ may only exist for one generation, as comments by the car’s chief engineer suggest a dissolution of the partnership between Toyota and Subaru. Speaking to an Australian outlet, chief engineer Tetsuya Tada was cryptic about whether a next-generation sports car would have Subaru’s involvement. Tada left open the possibility that the […]

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The Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ may only exist for one generation, as comments by the car’s chief engineer suggest a dissolution of the partnership between Toyota and Subaru. Speaking to an Australian outlet, chief engineer Tetsuya Tada was cryptic about whether a next-generation sports car would have Subaru’s involvement. Tada left open the possibility that the […]

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Slow Sales Of Scion FR-S Disappoint Toyota, Jeopardize Engine Upgrades http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/slow-sales-of-scion-fr-s-disappoint-toyota-jeopardize-engine-upgrades/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/slow-sales-of-scion-fr-s-disappoint-toyota-jeopardize-engine-upgrades/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:40:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=749001 The Scion FR-S – lightweight, affordable sports car that the world was supposedly waiting for – is reportedly lagging behing its sales targets across the globe, making it difficult for Toyota to justify upgrading the engine or bringing a convertible to market. Speaking to Auto Express, Toyota Europe R&D head Gerald Killman said “A faster version […]

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The Scion FR-S – lightweight, affordable sports car that the world was supposedly waiting for – is reportedly lagging behing its sales targets across the globe, making it difficult for Toyota to justify upgrading the engine or bringing a convertible to market. Speaking to Auto Express, Toyota Europe R&D head Gerald Killman said “A faster version […]

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Tada’s GT-86 Dreams Decoded http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/tadas-gt-86-dreams-decoded/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/tadas-gt-86-dreams-decoded/#comments Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:33:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=481297 Ahh, the benefits of free PR. Mere minutes after Toyota UK’s official blog posted their “interview” with GT 86 chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, the outlets of the autoblogosphere were alight with Tada’s comments praising shooting brakes. See, dropping a choice quote about Tada’s desire for a GT86 shooting brake isn’t just a coldly calculated way […]

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Ahh, the benefits of free PR. Mere minutes after Toyota UK’s official blog posted their “interview” with GT 86 chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, the outlets of the autoblogosphere were alight with Tada’s comments praising shooting brakes. See, dropping a choice quote about Tada’s desire for a GT86 shooting brake isn’t just a coldly calculated way […]

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Hachi Roku Drops The Top http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/hachi-roku-loses-its-top/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/hachi-roku-loses-its-top/#comments Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:54:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479578 Ever try and play a round of golf as a Miata driver? From first hand experience, I can tell you it doesn’t work well. If you are lucky at manipulating large objects and have nothing else in the trunk, your golf bag might fit. God help you if you are giving a friend a lift to […]

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Ever try and play a round of golf as a Miata driver? From first hand experience, I can tell you it doesn’t work well. If you are lucky at manipulating large objects and have nothing else in the trunk, your golf bag might fit. God help you if you are giving a friend a lift to […]

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Scion FR-S Convertible Coming To Geneva In March http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/scion-fr-s-convertible-coming-to-geneva-in-march/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/scion-fr-s-convertible-coming-to-geneva-in-march/#comments Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:06:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=476050 Anyone attending the Geneva Auto Show will get to see a concept version of the Toyota 86 convertible, pictured above in a sketch. Enjoy it as you sip your 7 Franc lattes. We’ll have live shots for you starting March 5th, once the show is on. Maybe it will be warm enough to put the […]

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Anyone attending the Geneva Auto Show will get to see a concept version of the Toyota 86 convertible, pictured above in a sketch. Enjoy it as you sip your 7 Franc lattes. We’ll have live shots for you starting March 5th, once the show is on. Maybe it will be warm enough to put the […]

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Toyota Engineer Reveals Plans For More Sports Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/toyota-engineer-reveals-plans-for-more-sports-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/toyota-engineer-reveals-plans-for-more-sports-cars/#comments Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:08:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463229 No, this isn’t another lame rumor-mongering post based on idle speculation; Toyota’s own Tetsuya Tada, chief engineer for the 86, confirmed to Top Gear that two more sports cars are in the pipeline. According to Tada, the two new products will book-end the 86 at both the lower and higher priced segments. “The first is more […]

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No, this isn’t another lame rumor-mongering post based on idle speculation; Toyota’s own Tetsuya Tada, chief engineer for the 86, confirmed to Top Gear that two more sports cars are in the pipeline. According to Tada, the two new products will book-end the 86 at both the lower and higher priced segments. “The first is more […]

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You Heard It Here Second: No Turbo, Convertible Scion FR-S For America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/you-heard-it-here-second-no-turbo-convertible-scion-fr-s-for-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/you-heard-it-here-second-no-turbo-convertible-scion-fr-s-for-america/#comments Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:26:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=454754 One of the most popular “Out of Thin Air” stories over the last 24 months has concerned the existence of a factory turbocharged Scion FR-S. In second place, the existence of a convertible Scion FR-S. At long last, a reliable source of information has confirmed their existence – but we won’t be getting them. Automotive […]

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One of the most popular “Out of Thin Air” stories over the last 24 months has concerned the existence of a factory turbocharged Scion FR-S. In second place, the existence of a convertible Scion FR-S. At long last, a reliable source of information has confirmed their existence – but we won’t be getting them. Automotive […]

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Toyota 86 To Get Exclusive Dealer Space In Japan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/toyota-86-to-get-exclusive-dealer-space-in-japan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/toyota-86-to-get-exclusive-dealer-space-in-japan/#comments Thu, 15 Mar 2012 17:07:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=435128 With the Toyota 86 set to go on sale in a couple of weeks (the first production models are set to leave the line on Friday), Toyota’s Japanese sales outlets will have separate spaces to sell the new sports car – and in some cases, stand alone sales facilities, similar to the Chrysler/Fiat arrangement in […]

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With the Toyota 86 set to go on sale in a couple of weeks (the first production models are set to leave the line on Friday), Toyota’s Japanese sales outlets will have separate spaces to sell the new sports car – and in some cases, stand alone sales facilities, similar to the Chrysler/Fiat arrangement in […]

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Scion FR-S Won’t Get Stripped Down “Tuner Special” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/scion-fr-s-wont-get-stripped-down-tuner-special/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/scion-fr-s-wont-get-stripped-down-tuner-special/#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2012 23:01:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=430745 North America won’t get a “tuner special” Scion FR-S like the Japanese Toyota 86 will. Such a policy apparently contradicts Scion’s policy of offering one trim level, and the American FR-S will apparently come pretty well equipped. But that doesn’t mean we won’t see it later. Tetsuya Tada, the car’s chief engineer, told Automotive News […]

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North America won’t get a “tuner special” Scion FR-S like the Japanese Toyota 86 will. Such a policy apparently contradicts Scion’s policy of offering one trim level, and the American FR-S will apparently come pretty well equipped. But that doesn’t mean we won’t see it later. Tetsuya Tada, the car’s chief engineer, told Automotive News […]

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Toyota 86 Priced At $25,848 In Japan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/toyota-86-priced-at-25848-in-japan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/toyota-86-priced-at-25848-in-japan/#comments Thu, 26 Jan 2012 15:49:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=428162 As if the Ford Escape pricing details weren’t exciting enough, Toyota has priced their new 86 sports car in Japan, with a base price of $25,848. But to get anything approaching normal equipment levels, you’ll pay $31,000 Four trim levels – Customize Grade, G, GT and GT Limited – will be offered. The Customize Grade […]

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As if the Ford Escape pricing details weren’t exciting enough, Toyota has priced their new 86 sports car in Japan, with a base price of $25,848. But to get anything approaching normal equipment levels, you’ll pay $31,000 Four trim levels – Customize Grade, G, GT and GT Limited – will be offered. The Customize Grade […]

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