Toyota 86 To Get Exclusive Dealer Space In Japan
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 America.
The new sales areas will be called “Area 86”, and be staffed by knowledgeable employees who can answer questions about the vehicle, as well as aftermarket products and test drives. Most of the “Area 86” outlets will be situated within larger dealerships, but one in Toyota City will operate a larger, stand-alone space measuring 1722 square feet, that is intended to be a place for car enthusiasts to congregate. Toyota has received 7,000 pre-orders for the 86 so far.