Report: Scion still says no to convertible or turbo FR-S

It seems like the prospect of a turbocharged or convertible, or even any sort of Scion FR-S/Toyota GT 86 variant is a beat-up dead horse of rumors. And to nail another one into the coffin is WardsAuto, who learned at the LA Auto Show that a turbo or drop top FR-S ain’t gonna happen.

They spoke with Scion’s senior vice president, Doug Murtha, who said Scion scrapped the project because of weak projected sales. This also shouldn’t come as a surprise because Fuji Heavy Industries’ President, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga downplayed a Subaru BRZ convertible, because it requires a complete redesign of the car’s structure.

In terms of the turbocharged engine, Murtha kept it brief by saying the engine isn’t being prepared for turbocharging, as a result, the naturally-aspirated motor remains to be the only choice.

Source: WardsAuto

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