Scion FR-S For The Family Man

By | December 13, 2013


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

Leave Your Comment

Your email will not be published or shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>