Slow Sales of the Toyota GT 86/ Scion FR-S Means We May Never See a Convertible or High-Performance Version

Slow sales of the Scion FR-S/ Toyota GT 86 rear-wheel-drive coupe is making it a hard case for Toyota to justify introducing a more powerful version.

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Ever since the Scion FR-S/ Toyota GT 86 hit the market we’ve been hoping that a high-performance version of the rear-wheel-drive coupe was in the works. With only 200 horsepower under the hood, the rear-wheel-drive coupe is definitely under powered and sadly that may be one of the reasons why it’s failed to meet sales expectations.
Rather than introduce other versions of the GT 86/ FR-S, Toyota now says that its slow sales are making it hard to justify introducing a high-performance version or even a convertible. Toyota’s Vice President for European R&D Gerald Killmann recently told Auto Express, “A faster version of that car would be at the top of most people’s wish lists, but like the cabriolet, it is hard to justify a business case to push either model into production based on the current sales.”

According to Killman Toyota isn’t completely sure why the GT 86/ FR-S have failed to meet sales targets, but he did acknowledge that the coupe could use a bit more power. This all looks like bad news for GT 86/ FR-S fans.

Source: Toyota via Auto Express