Toyota will lift the veil on its FT-86 Open concept, a rear-wheel-drive sports convertible, at the Geneva Motor Show tomorrow.
The Japanese car maker revealed last month that it had developed an open-top version of its popular 86 coupe, but did not release photos or details until earlier this week.
As expected, the convertible has an electrically operated soft top and will be powered by the same 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine used to power the coupe, which has won a plethora of international awards since making its debut last year.
The coupe is also one of the finalists for World Car of the Year, which will be announced at the Geneva show this week.
Toyota revealed that a Milan- based designer was engaged to colour co-ordinate the interior and exterior of the show car, with both areas featuring contrasting white and navy blue to emphasise the two-seater's proportions.
Inside, it is fitted with yellow carpet and yellow-gold stitching in the white leather seats, something Toyota says conveys the cars sporty feel, though it is doubtful we would see a similar colour scheme in the production version.
And while Toyota has not yet confirmed whether it will become a production model, it is already conducting engineering assessments of the car.
Toyota also used the show to unveil the i-Road, the latest in a series of compact concepts it has developed over the past decade.
The ultra-compact, three- wheeler measures 2350mm long, 1445mm high and is just 850mm wide, which means four can be parked in a single parking bay.
The two-seater is powered by a two 2kW electric motors mounted in the front wheels and has a range of 50kms.The Lithium-ion battery can be fully recharged in just three hours.
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