Scion FR-S to Get a Convertible Version; Other Models May Be in the Works
Soft-top is expected late next year or early 2014.
A convertible version of the FR-S is a good way to add sales volume for the enthusiast-oriented model, and therefore help justify the all-new platform. Speaking of which, C&D also reports that a larger 4-door sedan and coupe based on the current chassis may be in the works.
The convertible FR-S is expected to keep the rear seats -- sorry, no roadster, at least not yet -- as well as the current 2.0-liter 200-horsepower boxer four engine with a choice of six cogs in either manual or automatic configurations. (The as-yet-still-hypothetical larger sedan and coupe would likely get a larger powerplant, according to the report.)
Other than the fact that no FR-S will get a factory-installed turbocharger, those are all the details Car and Driver is reporting for now. Well, except for pricing: The magazine says to expect the drop-top version of the FR-S to "top the coupe’s $24,930 base price by a few grand."
The convertible FR-S is expected to keep the rear seats
Will these be rear seats, or will they be rear seats like the Lexus SC430 had "rear seats". Find a picture of one, you will understand.
Speaking of which, C&D also reports that a larger four-door sedan and coupe based off the current chassis may be in the works.
Possible revival of the Lexus SC/Toyota Soarer?
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