Toyota has revealed its upcoming FT-86 Open convertible concept, offering a first look at what is expected to become a future production model.
Bound for next week's Geneva Motor Show, the official reveal today of the new topless Toyota follows the appearance of a single spy photo in the South African press earlier this month.
Toyota has described the Open as a "preview of a possible future variant," suggesting the current 86 Coupe will soon welcome a convertible sibling.
The carmaker has not been shy about its intentions for the 86, confirming at the Coupe's unveiling that the platform had been developed to accommodate hard- and soft-top models.
The convertible features an electrically operated soft-top roof, keeping weight down and - in Toyota's words - "allowing a feeling of oneness with nature".
As a concept, the FT-86 Open adds a number of unique elements, including a more luxuriously appointed interior with a leather-wrapped dash and an 86 badge-styled iPhone mount.
If the Open concept makes its way to production, it will be Toyota's first global convertible since the last-generation MR2 left the market in 2006.
Mechanical details have not been revealed, but we can likely expect the Open to draw power from the same 147kW four-cylinder Subaru boxer engine featured in the Coupe.
Watch for more details to come at next week's Geneva unveiling.
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