Fuji Heavy Industries President Yasuyuki Yoshinaga recently downplayed the possibility of a Toyotaru convertible but that hasn't stopped Toyota from considering making it by themselves.

Fuji Heavy Industries President Yasuyuki Yoshinaga recently downplayed the possibility of a Toyotaru convertible but that hasn't stopped Toyota from considering making it by themselves.

In an interview with Wards Auto, Scion Vice President Doug Murtha said “It’s something we’re looking at internally from both a manufacturing standpoint – where do we build something that’s relatively low-volume, if not at Subaru – and from an engineering standpoint: Where are those resources going to come from to do it?”

The key sticking point is Subaru makes all three sports cars and they believe the model would need an extensive redesign to be offered as a convertible. As Yoshinaga previously explained, "We make the car, so if we don't make it, it can't happen."

Despite this, Toyota and Scion are calculating the sales potential of an 86 and FR-S Convertible to determine if it's worth making by themselves.

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