Scion FR-S Convertible, Sedan Coming Soon
Will they, or won’t they? That’s probably the number one predicament we come across in regard to future FR-S/BRZ variants. We’ve already gone through the trials and tribulations surrounding the BRZ STI, and now we’re following news surrounding a four-door and convertible FR-S. According to a few reports earlier in the year, Scion just didn’t have enough brand power to sell either a sedan or convertible FR-S. But according to Motor Trend, their sources paint a different picture. PHOTOS: See More of the 2013 Scion FR-S
Beginning in 2016, we’ll reportedly see an turbocharged four-door FR-S in dealerships. Preceding the sedan will be a convertible version, likely to debut at this year’s LA Auto Show, or sometime in October. Power is expected to come from the same 2.0-liter boxer engine.
As for the sedan, the four-door will reportedly be 20 inches longer than the standard coupe. It will also have a four inch taller roofline, and will seat four adults comfortably. Or at least more comfortably than the coupe.
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Power will come from the same 2.0-liter boxer engine, although it will put to use a turbo kit and and close to 300 horsepower. Rumor has it you’ll even be able to snag an all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid version for close to $50K, although we’ll take that one with a grain of salt.
Whether these reports will stay true will remain to be seen. But a turbocharged sedan based on the FR-S could be the fun Toyota four-door we’ve been searching for all along.
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