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Toyota prices the new GT 86 RWD coupe at £25k

Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0800

Toyota has quashed all the rumours about how much its new GT 86 rear-wheel drive sports car will cost: the price has been confirmed at £24,995 in the UK.

Some speculation had suggested the price might soar nearer £30k on account of the unfavourable yen exchange rate.

But Toyota GB today confirmed the GT 86 will start at £24,995. Click here for CAR's first drive review of the Toyota GT 86.

When does the GT 86 go on sale in the UK?

The order books are open now and Toyota reports a strong interest in its back-to-basics rear-wheel drive sports coupe.

First UK deliveries will take place in June 2012.

The GT 86 is the first step in Toyota's bid to make itself more exciting. After a decade where beige has become the mainstay of its range, it's now embarking on a mission to recapture the hearts as well as minds of buyers.

It hopes the new 197bhp, boxer four, limited slip diffed GT 86 will act as the Celica, MR2 and Supra did not so long ago.

Will be great to see a little bit of this magic rub off on the Auris and Avensis bread and butter cars too...

By Tim Pollard