Toyota FT-86 Hybrid a Possibility Admits Toyota

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

When Toyota announced its new Global Vision last week the company’s two main product goals seemed rather divergent. First, Toyota announced it would build exciting cars. Then it reiterated a commitment to sustainable mobility – hybrids in particular.

Those two seemingly incongruous goals may come together for the first time in the upcoming FT-86 Sports car. When asked by the team at AutoExpress if a hybrid version of the new RWD sports coupe was possible, the response was simple from one Toyota representative. “Why not?” The staffer than went on to douse the fires of speculation stating that, “It’s no secret we’ve been considering a hybrid sports car for a while.”

Toyota recently displayed what it calls the FT-86 II Concept at the Geneva Auto Show, sporting more aggressive bodywork that it says will more closely resemble the production car which could bow as early as the NY Auto Show in April under the Scion brand wearing the FT-S badge.

GALLERY: Toyota FT-86 II Concept

[Source: AutoExpress]

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Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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