Report: Scion FR-S Convertible, Toyota FT-86 No More

By Matthew Askari | October 04, 2013
For Toyota's youth-oriented sporty brand Scion, the significance of the FR-S sports coupe can't be overstated. The FR-S has brought interest and vigor back to a waning automaker hit hard by the financial crisis of a few years ago. Expanding the Scion FR-S nameplate to include other models seems to make sense for Toyota, but it appears a convertible model is off the table, for the time being. According to a recent report in the UK's WhatCar?, the Toyota FT-86 model that was previewed in Geneva, "has now been delayed indefinitely, with no place in Toyota's product plan in either 2014 or 2015." The report says it is believed however, that Toyota could restart its drop-top plans relatively quickly, and have a production model ready in a relatively short amount of time. One concern could be weight, with Toyota having gone to great lengths to make sure the Scion FR-S was light, balanced, and had an appropriate power-to-weight ratio. A convertible model would change the weight proportions, especially with the top tucked away behind, and Toyota may want to investigate that further. The Scion FR-S is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, one capable of 200 hp. The car was a joint project between Toyota and Subaru. Source: Whatcar?
  • Toyota Ft86 Open Concept Front Driving High
 
1 comments
SVU POST Wolf Films
SVU POST Wolf Films

"The Scion FR-S is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, one capable of 200 hp. The car was a joint project between Toyota and Subaru."

-- This car is NOT turbocharged...

close