SighToyota‘s FT-86 Concept will make it to market as a Scion in North America, likely sporting the name FR-S. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Toyota dealers were made aware of the decision by the corporate brass at a recent meeting in Las Vegas.
The decision help build-up the Scion brand, with a new flagship RWD model, however, it won’t help Toyota as it seeks to rebrand itself as a more youth-focused company. The other down-side of this revelation is news that the Scion FR-S could cost as much as $25,000 – significantly more than the $20,000 price tag originally promised.
According to other reports the Scion FR-S could get a 2.5-liter version of the Subaru boxer 4-cylinder in the U.S. while other markets are likely to get the 2.0-liter version.
The official reveal of the production model Scion FR-S is likely to occur at the 2011 New York Auto Show.
x2, I wouldnt mind rocking that car, time to slap the JDM Badge On like we do on our rsx :rotfl:
but the tC is around 16k to low 20k, But the FT86 is around 20k to 25k. Is more of a RSX Price car.If this was next to the new TC and relatively close in price, I can't see anyone remotely thinking about a TC.
I was super exited for this as an alternative for to the 370z, but the Scion news is depressing. I really hope the subbie version is awd or at least turbo. A litter turboed RWD (or even AWD) car that's not an ugly 4-door like the STI and EVO is a welcomed change!