• Dec 27, 2010
We can't speak to the veracity of this information, but the internet rumormill is reporting that the upcoming Toyota FT86 has a rather interesting new logo in the works. Let's break it down:

Directly in the center of the supposed logo, you'll notice a stylized 86 that conveys a sense of motion. This, as you may already be aware, hearkens back to the classic rear-drive Toyota AE86, otherwise known as the Corolla Sport here in America. If this logo is for real, that means Toyota will likely move forward with the 86 designation made famous by its '80s-era sports coupes. Next up are the twin opposed pistons on either side of the numerical center. This calls to mind the 2.0-liter boxer engine that Toyota reportedly plans to use in its low-cost coupe, provided by partner Subaru, of which Toyota owns a large chunk.

We're expecting pricing in the low-to-mid $20s if and when the 86 goes on sale later in 2011, and we'll be curious to see if we find the new logo anywhere on the production car.

[Source: Car and Driver]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      There was never a car called the AE86 sold anywhere. "AE86" is the the chassis code and tt was called the Corolla GTS in the US (not Corolla Sport).
      • 4 Years Ago
      Little late? Jalop posted this 4 days ago.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So sometime this fall the 86 is supposed to be on sale? A car whose design is unknown at this point (prototype supposedly was not it), and has not been seen anywhere else?

      IF they have a working version @ Detroit I will believe that possible. Otherwise it is at least another year out.
        • 4 Years Ago
        naggs I think he meant those mules are not the real shape of the car "IDK" I do like the logo and hope this car is as good as the mules being tested but with that said I have read Toyota does not like the shape of the mules you said you have seen being tested, me personal i think their great looking and this could be the car Toyota needs to show people it can design a car again, even if Toyota had a lot of help from Subaru! plus this car should be reliable since Subaru was part of the car design so the sigma of Toyota's poor reliability i hope wont effect this car

        I see the 86 in the design but where is the FT?
        • 4 Years Ago
        We have been seeing mules for at least a year already. Track, hot and cold weather testing is under way right now.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ farmer0904

        Allow me to take this opportunity to introduce you to the "period" as a form of punctuation. It allows one to separate one thought from the next.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Another example of T's millions spent on safety.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I read somewhere that toyota has put the 86 on the back burner until 2013
      • 4 Years Ago
      That is a hardcore logo. I love it. Lets see what 2.0 NA can do. 20 valve anyone?
      • 4 Years Ago
      voracity ≠ veracity
      • 4 Years Ago

      Jeremy,

      The words are VERACITY and HARKENS....and RUMORMILL is not one word.

      If you're going to write, try to avoid the elementary screw-ups.
      • 4 Years Ago
      As long as they don't write scion next to it I'm happy
        • 4 Years Ago
        A million times this.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have mixed emotions about this.

      On the one hand, I think it would be damn cool if Subaru was able to leverage the vast resources of Toyota to design a new, fully modern flat turbo four (with stuff like direct injection and the like) that had both more power and was more fuel efficient than Subaru's current offerings. And hearing more boxer engines on the road would be damn nice - nothing quite like the uneven rumble of a boxer.

      BUT on the other hand, as a Subaru fan, I don't like to see Subaru's historic advantages and unique traits get spread out to mass-market models. I think it dilutes what makes a Subaru a Subaru if you can find the same engine in a high-volume Toyota.

      I don't know - overall, I think this is a very good thing, but I do hope that the Subaru model has other unique things to separate it from the FT86... namely AWD.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The boxer rumble is the sound of inefficiency so I doubt Toyota will go that route. I wouldn't doubt Toyota's adding DI and some other tech that's good for NA power and efficiency. I'm sure there'll be an equal length exhaust manifold and no rumble.

        Toyota isn't in it for the boxer rumble. They want the compact flat 4 to fit into a small lightweight sports coupe.
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