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Scion FR-S Sedan and Convertible Still Planned: FR-S Convertible Will Debut Later This Year [REPORT]

May 02, 2014 09:13 AM EDT
Toyota FT86 Open Concept
Toyota FT86 Open Concept

Australia automotive news site Motoring has reported that Toyota is still working on convertible and sedan versions of the GT 86 Coupe, which is known as the Scion FR-S in the United States. Last year, Toyota previewed the convertible version with the FT-86 Open concept, but since then there have been conflicting reports about a production version.

According to motoring Motoring, sources in Japan have revealed that a production version has received the green light and will debut later this year, most likely at the Paris Motor Show. The FR-S Convertible will give Toyota a competitor to the next-generation Mazda Mx-5 Miata, which itself is expected to debut next year in Chicago.

In addition, a second report claims that a Toyota GT 86 / Scion FR-S sedan should debut next year. Based on our current knowledge of Toyota development, a 4-door GT 86 is completely unsubstantial. However, Motoring claims that the body of the FR-S sedan could be 187 inches long and 55 inches tall. If those dimensions are accurate, the FR-S sedan will be almost 20 inches longer than the coupe and about five inches taller. To make the sedan claims even more of a stretch, the report suggests that the sedan could get a turbocharged 2.0L engine with around 250 horsepower. A hybrid option is also a possibility in the sedan.

Previously, we mentioned that the chances of a turbocharged GT 86 is close to zero. Even though Tetsuya Tada, the chief engineer of the GT 86, has been outspoken about his intent to find more power in the car, reports suggest that a bump in displacement is more likely than the addition of turbos. Finally, a special hybrid powertrain will not be available on the GT 86 until at least its next generation.

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