Report: Scion FR-S Convertible and turbocharged version axed, Supra revival still up in the air

AutomotiveNews received the latest scoop on Toyota’s future plans with its current lineup. And while majority of Toyota’s offerings have already been refreshed for the new generation, the two most notable details involved the incoming rumored Supra revival and the supposed Scion FR-S convertible and turbocharged version.

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So far, we’re already familiar with the idea that Toyota has the Supra on the table as a nameplate to potentially revive. Bolstering these claims are confirmations that BMW and Toyota will be collaborating on future products. All in all, very interesting stuff since Toyota does have a rich performance history, only to succumb itself to automotive blandness and mediocrity in the form of the ultimate snooze appliance to get you from point A to B in the most relaxingly sensible way possible. But now that BMW is there to step in, it screams potential.

What brings potential to the Supra rival is the possibility of a production version of the Lexus LF-LC coupe, which could spawn a platform for the possible Supra to be. Though nothing major is expected to happen for another couple of years.

Also in the report was an apparent update regarding the possibility for a turbocharged or convertible version of the Scion FR-S, which was apparently rejected for cost reasons. According to the report, it was under consideration, but was deemed too expensive for its limited volume production.

But either way, we still have the Subaru BR-Z STi to take care of that now.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: AutomotiveNews

Chris Chin

Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech Freelance Automotive Journalist / Editor / Photographer

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