Scion has always been known for compact vehicles that are all about features and affordability – however, the brand is looking to cater to those customers interested in driving dynamics. According to Jack Hollis, vice president of Scion, a rear-wheel-drive model is a possibility for the future.
“A rear-wheel-drive car could absolutely work,” Hollis told Inside Line. “If you look at Scion’s entry into racing and drifting itself, the fun, there’s no question that a rear-drive car would be great for Scion. It would probably have to be a car that was a little over $20,000.”
Sounds like the Toyota FT-86 to us… and that might be a possibility as well. An unnamed Toyota official told Inside Line, “We’ve never said the FT-86 would be sold as a Toyota in the U.S.”
Stay tuned for more details.
Refresher: Inspired by the sporty 1980s Corolla AE86, the production version of the FT-86 is reported to be powered by a 200-hp 2.0L boxer Subaru engine sending power to the rear-wheels. Prices are set to start above $20,000.
Toyota FT-86 Concept:
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Inside Line