2013 Toyota GT 86 Convertible not axed after all

by SpeedLux

Toyota GT 86 chief engineer Tetsuya Tada has recently clearly dismissed rumors about the death of the convertible variant.

In an interview when Tada was asked about the status of the project, the engineer shook his head and stated that the company is still in the process of evaluating the model. He even said that a new convertible concept will be introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show but did not give further details about the same.

Some earlier reports had reported that the Toyota GT 86 Convertible was axed because it would be too expensive to develop for the company, but the recent report speculates the uncertainly over the model is due to the fact that coupe demand is outstripping supply so adding a convertible variant now would only complicate matters.

Whatever the case may be, Toyota had previously confirmed that the GT 86 was always envisioned to be offered as convertible so it was equipped with frameless doors and a rigid structure early on in the development cycle.

We will have to wait till the final decision is taken by the company as to whether they should go for it or not and if yes, further details to be revealed about the same.

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