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Meet the new topless Scion
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Published on Sun, Mar 10, 2013
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
At the Geneva Motor Show, it was introduced as the Toyota FT-86 Open Concept, but you can bet your Gundam that this will soon be sold as the new Scion FR-S Convertible in the States. Toyota says the Open Concept was created to gauge consumer reaction to the possible development of a cabriolet version of the GT-86 (FR-S in the USA), but a strong public reception is a foregone conclusion. Toyota says the Open Concept retains the same 2+2 seating arrangement, the same dimensions, and the same power train as its sports coupe counterpart—all with minimal weight gain.
To means the impact on structural rigidity by converting to an open-top design should not be great,” said the carmaker in its press release. “Efficient measures to preserve rigidity are being analyzed, such as the use of door lock reinforcements.”
With the FR-S Sport Coupe going for around $25,000, we suspect that Scion is aiming for the $30,000 mark as the target price for the convertible. [nggallery id=ft86openconcept]