It’s no secret that The Daily Derbi is home to some serious fans of the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ. We’d all be ecstatic to own either one. Some of us prefer the price tag of the tail happy FR-S while I for one prefer the more generous standard features of the BRZ. Regardless of that fact, both of these cars pose a real problem for my stage of life. I’m married and have two kids.
I’d donate a kidney to have a true blue RWD sports car with a slick shifting manual transmission and a grin inspiring chassis. The problem is, many people that share that sentiment don’t have the spare cash to throw at a car with only two doors or in many cases only two seats. According to some recently acquired info, our plight with the FR-S/BRZ may soon be resolved.
Apparently, an FR-S sedan has been given the green light by Toyota. Only slightly longer than the original FR-S, the sedan will reportedly have two drivetrain options. The 200-hp, 2.0-liter boxer from the current coupe and a hybrid setup. The hybrid option will generate somewhere North of 250-hp but still get 10-15-percent better fuel economy over the base 2.0-liter.
We’re not sure when we’ll first see an actual rolling model but it’s expected to be next year in Geneva. The current FR-S and BRZ would certainly be my first choice over a sedan version but kids in car seats are a pain and the back seats in most cars like the FR-S are a mere formality… like those fake pockets in your suit. Estimated price for an FR-S sedan will be around $30,000 and will hit show rooms in late 2015 or early 2016.
Source: Motor Trend