Toyota FT86 Open Concept Patent Hints at Production

Toyota FT86 Open Concept Patent Hints at Production

Toyota Europe has filed some renderings of the FT-86 Open Concept for patent application, revealing for the first time what the coupe will look like when the cloth top is closed.

The soft top roof mimics the coupe in shape, though it does give the car a different feel when it comes to style. These patent filings are strictly black and white, so color options for the roof are not yet known.

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The filing of these patents also points towards production for the Toyota GT86 convertible. Whether or not a drop-top version will transfer over to the Subaru BRZ or Scion FR-S in the U.S. is still unconfirmed, though it seems more likely for the Subie than the Scion due to cost. The BRZ sells at a price premium over the FR-S, and Subaru isn’t constrained by being a brand based around low-priced cars.

GALLERY: Toyota FT86 Open Patent Filings

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[Source: Car & Driver]

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