• Feb 12, 2011
Toyota FT-86 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

We know the Toyota rear-wheel-drive coupe will wear a Scion badge, and now we might finally know what it's going to be called. The just-make-it-already Toyota FT-86 concept has evolved into the Scion FT-86 and word on the web is that the production version will be known as the Scion FT-S.

Look for the Scion FT-S coupe to make its debut at the 2011 New York Auto Show. Rumor has it that a 2.5-liter engine, not a 2.0-liter, will power the rear wheels and that Toyota plans a heavy marketing push aimed at the drifting crowd.

The Subaru version is slated for a Geneva debut, and the rumormill now suggests that all-wheel drive is planned for the Subaru coupe, which should easily differentiate it from the Scion FT-S and help keep the two cars from cannibalizing each other's sales. If anyone's listening, we'll take an AWD Subaru coupe in full STI trim, please.




[Source: Toyobaru]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      This is definitely going to be the best Scion car. An AWD Subie version would just be amazing.
        • 3 Years Ago
        That is not a high hurdle to leap.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Scion getting a version of this car isn't necessarily bad, but I really think Toyota NEEDS to get its own version.

      Let Scion the one get unique sheetmetal and maybe limit it to smaller engines, while maybe make the Toyota version a little bit bigger and offer up more power versions (and either call it a "Celica" or possibly even a "Supra" if its good enough). Possibly even make the Toyota version less of a sportscar and more of a near-luxury coupe (like what the Solara SHOULD have been).

      Both divisions need a "halo" car, so giving it only to Scion isn't the smartest idea in my mind.

      • 3 Years Ago
      Love the exterior but the interior needs some work. I hope that isn't the final product. Can't wait for the all wheel drive Subie. Had a rear drive sports car once, never again. They're fun on dry pavement but watch out when it gets wet.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Give it a rest already.
        • 3 Years Ago
        You did see the gallery header, stating its a CONCEPT, right?
        • 3 Years Ago
        I owned a RWD car through the 2nd snowiest winter ever on record here in Ottawa (and that means something). It was my first winter in a RWD car, third winter in any car, and sir, learn to drive.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Don't get me wrong I love driving a sports car, but one snow flake on the ground and you might as well cancel your plans, because you ain't going anywhere.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @fp7937

        I've got two words for you: Snow. Tires.

        That is all.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Hey some so called CONCEPTS that are put on display are actually production ready vehicles
      • 3 Years Ago
      For me the AWD Subaru Coupe version is the one I'd get. But that's if it even makes to the US.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It should be a Toyota. People are simple minded and will not buy a Scion because they think it's of a lower quality then a Toyota. It's just the way people think. It's stupid but true.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really wonder how many people on this board are paid by the likes of GM and Ford.

      A real car enthusiast would give 2 craps about this car having a Scion badge. Thats like complaining about GM making a car a Pontiac instead of a Chevy.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Its a great car no matter what name is on it.
        The problem most have is it would be bone headed to call it a Scion when Toyota desparately needs to get a youthful cool product under the Toyota banner.
        If they call it a Scion they basicly will be shooting themselves in the foot.
        Scion has as much value to Toyota as Saturn had to GM.
        Both names had great cars but either will be missed if they go away. I know Saturn isn`t missed.
        Toyota needs to study GMs history and not repeat it. Instead they are repeating it.
        Nobody can risk building junk so the Scion vehicles should be worthy of the Toyota name unless they are junk.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It honestly has the shape of the Z.
      But I guess all small coupes have the same shape.
      • 3 Years Ago
      this could be badged under Ssangyong for all I care as long as it's affordable,lightweight,2+2,rwd and has an LSD.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can't wait for the NY show. It's going to be awesome!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I still find it funny that they're aiming for the 'drifting crowd.' The only drifting is either professionals in heavily modified cars(step one, throw out stock engine), or on video games. Anyone who tries it in real life on real roads has their cars impounded or wrapped around poles with their stomachs impaled by the door lock actuator.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Pahaha!! You haven't had much drift exposure there, have you?

        I will say, though, that I think it's cheesy to target a "crowd." It ultimately creates an image/notion (just as the brand name Scion does) that will dissociate people from the car rather than bring them to it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      As long as it isn't watered down, I would certainly take one. Also, it'll be important that Scion differentiate this enough from the tC.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Forget the name, just put it in production already!
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