Report: Scion FR-S May Spawn New Variants Every Year

Judging from the early reports we’re getting, the Scion FR-S is truly the second coming of the affordable rear-wheel-drive sports car. A new report, however, is suggesting that we should be preparing for the third, fourth, and so on: Scion hopes to release a slew of FR-S variants.

The report comes from Motor Trend, which spoke to FR-S project manager Yoshinori Sasaki, who said that the Scion team wants to work on multiple tweaked models, perhaps releasing as many as one a year.

What does that entail? Well, we have no details as of yet but there’s obviously plenty the company can do. The obvious route at this point would be to add some sort of Toyota Racing Development forced induction. TRD is no stranger to the supercharger – it offered kits for the FR-S’ distant sibling, the tC – and as time passes it’s becoming increasingly apparent there will be some sort of turbocharged Subaru BRZ. Not to be outdone, Sasaki told Motor Trend, “we will keep up.”

Beyond that, it’s anyone’s guess, but Motor Trend says to expect changes to things like the suspension, wheels, and tires, ranging from mild to wild.

Source: Motor Trend

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2012 Scion iQ

2012 Scion iQ

MSRP $15,265 Base Hatchback

0-60 MPH:

10.8 SECS


36 City / 37 Hwy

Safety (NHTSA):