Toyota 86 to hit GCC within a month
It’s not really a closely-guarded secret when the all-new 2012 Toyota FT-86 will hit the shores of the GCC. We’ve been hearing “summer” since late last year. But there are finally some concrete dates now, as well as confirmation that the top-spec model will get an aggressive body kit, as per their pictures.
As per our information, it will indeed be called the Toyota 86 in the GCC, as it is called in Japan. Marketing efforts in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar and other GCC countries will begin in full force by mid-May, and there is apparently a launch event planned at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on the 1st of June, according to Toyota’s UAE Facebook page.
We hear it can already be ordered at UAE dealers for a Dhs 5,000 deposit, although pricing is still kept under wraps. We expect it to be somewhere in the vicinity Dhs 120,000 for a well-specced version, as it is supposed to slot in between a Mazda MX-5 and a Honda S2000 in terms of capability and price.
Apparently there are various trim levels, but only the base model will get a manual gearbox, while the rest will be saddled with an automatic, though we cannot confirm this yet.
For now, we’re just glad to plug in a date on our calendar for that track drive.
Those alloys look like a badly done copy paste job in photoshop.
“Apparently there are various trim levels, but only the base model will get a manual gearbox, while the rest will be saddled with an automatic, though we cannot confirm this yet.”
This is not right…
It’s not a Camry that only the base model should be offered in manual only
If a DCT was in place of the auto then it would have made some sense