A sedan version of the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ may be on the horizon. According to Edmunds, the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S sedans could be on sale in the 2016 model year. Toyota is pushing for an FR-S Sedan to be built, but Subaru is “dragging its heels” Okaying the BRZ Sedan according to an unnamed source.
Subaru has good reason to be hesitant to build a BRZ Sedan. Subaru already has a sporty four-door sedan priced in the high $20,000 range, the turbocharged WRX. While the BRZ Sedan would The BRZ is already just a couple hundred dollars less than the WRX. A BRZ Sedan would cost more than a base WRX while offering 65 fewer horsepower (at least until the 2.5-liter BRZ shows up) and two fewer drive wheels than the AWD WRX.
Scion, on the other hand, has every reason to want a four-door FR-S Sedan. Right now the FR-S is the flagship of the Scion line and at just $25,000, each sale isn’t a huge payday for the company or for dealerships. A more expensive sedan with rear-wheel drive, and the inevitable comparisons to the BMW 320i it would bring with it, would help entice Toyota dealers to keep their Scion showrooms open, something that Scion has struggled with recently.
Another interesting note, Edmund’s source at Toyota did say that Scion was promising one new model for 2015. That could be the Scion FR-S convertible the company has vacillated publicly on, the FR-S Hybrid that engineers say is ready for production, or it could even be an FR-S Supra.
Scion FR-S Sedan rendering via Top Speed.