Scion “Went Down Swinging,” But FR-S Convertible Will Not Be Built

We’re going down, down in an earlier round and sugar we’re going down swinging The FR-S convertible is dead. Scion fought for the car and despite Subaru’s veto, Toyota was planning to manufacture the car itself, but there was no market outside the United States that could anticipate sales high enough to justify production. “So … Continue reading Scion “Went Down Swinging,” But FR-S Convertible Will Not Be Built

SEMA 2014 – Scion FR-S T1 Targa Isn’t A Convertible, But It’s Halfway There

Scion’s FR-S Targa SEMA 2014 car gives us new hope for multiple body styles in the FR-S. The FR-S Targa has removable center roof section (hence the name) rear window louvres that will hopefully make their way to the aftermarket and a widebody kit. The FR-S T1 was built by Cartel Customs for Scion’s SEMA … Continue reading SEMA 2014 – Scion FR-S T1 Targa Isn’t A Convertible, But It’s Halfway There

Scion FR-S Convertible On Sale By End Of 2014

The Scion FR-S Convertible has had a tumultuous incubation. Toyota developed the concept FR-S convertible for the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and showed it off to U.S. Toyota dealers that year as an incentive to keep those dealers from dropping the Scion brand altogether. Subaru vetoed the idea of an FR-S and BRZ Convertible, saying … Continue reading Scion FR-S Convertible On Sale By End Of 2014

Scion FR-S Convertible Not Dead Yet

In a will-they-won’t-they more dramatic than Ted and Robin or Ross and Rachel or Tyrion and Cersei (there’s tension there, don’t act like you haven’t wondered) Toyota might decide to go on without Subaru and build a Scion FR-S convertible on its own. Subaru has said that there was no chance for a convertible built … Continue reading Scion FR-S Convertible Not Dead Yet

Subaru Says Engineering, Safety Problems Make BRZ & FR-S Convertibles Impossible

Toyota has been pushing the Scion FR-S convertible concept pretty hard over the last year. The beautiful drop top FR-S was even shown to Toyota dealers as an incentive to keep them from dropping the Scion brand. Now, however, Subaru has come out and said that the BRZ and FR-S convertible will never happen, citing … Continue reading Subaru Says Engineering, Safety Problems Make BRZ & FR-S Convertibles Impossible

Scion FR-S Convertible

The Scion FR-S Convertible concept car was revealed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. The Scion FR-S Open Concept – the official name of the FR-S convertible preproduction model – shows a very near production prototype of the convertible FR-S with a blue top and white paint. The Scion FR-S convertible concept was … Continue reading Scion FR-S Convertible

Scion FR-S Convertible Used to Convince Toyota Dealers Not To Drop Scion

The bad news if you’re eagerly anticipating the Scion FR-S convertible: Your local Toyota dealer may have dropped Scion by the time the FR-S convertible is on sale. The good news is that Toyota showed off the FR-S convertible concept that originally debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2013 to the dealers in … Continue reading Scion FR-S Convertible Used to Convince Toyota Dealers Not To Drop Scion

The Scion FR-S is Dead, Long Live the FR-S

Toyota is officially killing off the Scion brand. Toyota lost its cool when Scion didn’t sell well because their cars weren’t cool. Scion lost its cool when the xB toaster turned into a toaster oven big enough to heat up a pizza along with a side of fries and the tC was never really updated … Continue reading The Scion FR-S is Dead, Long Live the FR-S

FR-S Midlife Crisis Will Mean Facelift, More Power For 2017

  Artist’s rendering of what an FR-S might look like with Toyota’s corporate grill The Scion FR-S will get a mid-cycle update and like so many people who have a midlife crisis, the car will get a facelift and get stronger to try to reclaim its youth. According to Motoring.com.au, the FR-S’ new look will … Continue reading FR-S Midlife Crisis Will Mean Facelift, More Power For 2017

2nd Generation Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ Confirmed

The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ have been confirmed for a second generation. The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ have been hits for both companies, but the fate of the boxer engined sports car was in question, partially because of Toyota’s insistence on new body styles, a convertible model most importantly, and Subaru’s reluctance to … Continue reading 2nd Generation Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ Confirmed