Oh Toyota. They haven’t been having a good year. With all of the problems they have been having with the dreaded recalls, they pretty much have their hands full. Truth to that statement comes in the form of a delay of the long awaited sports car developed by Toyota in cooperation with Subaru . While everyone was waiting to see the final product in 2011, Toyota announced that the FT-86 has been postponed to 2013.
Toyota offered two reasons for this decision: first it seems that the company will change the design once again and second is the actual global economic slowdown. We think we can safely assume that the fact that a lot of people have lost their faith in Toyota could also be considered a good reason to postpone an automobile.
Toyota has also announced that the success the Honda CR-Z is having on the market is another thing to take under consideration. It appears that the hybrid engine in the CR-Z may end up influencing the development of the FT-86 further illustrating that Toyota really wants to get this one right before unleashing it to the world.