Scibaru Part Deux: Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S Confirmed for Second Generation

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The Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S second generations have been officially confirmed. Subaru boss Yasuyuki Yoshinaga told Automotive News that contrary to speculation, “it’s not going to be just one generation.” The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ won’t break away from each other and will be built on the same platform for the second generation.

Subaru has a reason to be bullish on the FR-S BRZ’s continued production, while Toyota has some reason to be hesitant.  Subaru BRZ sales rose six percent through June, while FR-S sales fell 24 percent.  Even with that fall the FR-S almost doubled the BRZ’s sales this year with 7,662 Scions sold to 4,295 Subarus.

No specifications have been announced for the second generation FR-S and BRZ, but expect minor engine performance upgrades to add a bit of horsepower in the base car. The drivetrain will also probably be stronger to accommodate a stronger engine option like the 2.5-liter engine or a turbocharger. Lastly we will probably see some changes to the FR-S and BRZ platform that would allow more flexibility in body styles, opening the path for an FR-S convertible, an FR-S sedan or a BRZ Crossover.

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