• Apr 13, 2011
Scion teases the FT-86 Concept – Click above to watch video after the jump

The 2011 New York Auto Show is just a week away and the world's automakers are gearing up to reveal some eagerly anticipated new models. One such automaker is Scion, and one such vehicle the world's waiting to see is the FT-86 FT-86 II FT-S. We're actually not yet sure what Scion will call this concept coupe, as rumors have swirled that it will wear the FT-S badge and not one reading FT-86. The automaker has decided on one thing, however, and that's to tease us a bit before we get to see the car in the flesh.

A short clip, which you can view after the jump, tells us that Scion will have the car on hand at its stand in New York. If you want to watch the reveal live, just point your browser to Sciondimension.com on April 20 at 1:40 PM EST, and be sure to check back with us for full show coverage.

[Source: Toyota]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      It's a RWD Celica. I hate to tell Toyota but you won't sell many of these because it's not a sports car because 1. it is not powerful enough 2. it is not light enough. And neither is it a practical sporty car (ala Golf Gti) because 1. It doesn't have 4 doors 2. It doesn't have enough back seat or luggage room 3. The front overhang will scrape every 2nd driveway.
      This is really say as there is no car I have wanted to see more than an AE86 replacement. I sold my AE86 in 2002 after 6 years of ownership. Sadly a modern replacement will never be seen.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is anyone else tired of all this??? They did the same thing with the LFA. By the time that car came out it was already almost 10 years behind the technology curve. At that rate we might see the FT-86 after 3 more renderings and 5 more years. At which point they will have to charge 100 grand and make it exclusive by building only 500, while still having sub Hyundai Genesis performance. If they just came out with the first FT-86 this new one would probably already be the second generation concept, and everyone would be happy.
        • 3 Years Ago
        You will play Duke Nukem 4Ever before you test drive this car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Badging this car as a Scion is crippling it before it has a chance to compete, but badges can be removed, and I suspect a good number of Scion badges will find their way into the hands of scrap dealers.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope Toyota doesnt flub this up. The concept was amazing. Other renditions not so much. This unveiling could either be glorious, with rays of Heavenly light shone upon it, or the deep breath before the plunge at Toyota.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dang, I was still hoping the FT-86 would be a Toyota. I have long been a fan of Toyota's sporty vehicles and was hoping for a bit of a return to the glory days with this car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Seriously? Are they are going to 'tease' us with a car we have already seen in various different iterations what seems like a dozens of times or more over two or three years?

      I gave up waiting or even caring a while ago. While the Subaru drivetrain is bulletproof (I own an '03 Impreza), it's definitely not the most fun, refined, or technologically sophisticated package, by any means, and not something I can get myself very excited about.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Another one?!
      • 3 Years Ago
      another prototipe common
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's actual working name is the frS as in front engine rear wheel drive Scion
        • 3 Years Ago
        If this comes out out as a toyota, does that make it a FRT? [insert fart joke here]
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh well.... Guess I have to rebadge it as soon as I get it. =/
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well made aggressive teaser I'd say.
      • 3 Years Ago
      So this is ANOTHER concept version of this car?
      I presume it will be the slightly-modified version which is be like 95% production-ready.

      I don't see what the big deal is that this will be a Scion. Big whoop... Scions are all sold in Toyota dealerships anyways.

      This car has the potential to look pretty darn good, so I hope they don't ruin it by going too over the top.
        • 3 Years Ago
        "I don't see what the big deal is that this will be a Scion. Big whoop... Scions are all sold in Toyota dealerships anyways."

        The Toyota brand, at least in my opinion, could use cars like the FT, cars that say: "Bored with your poser-mobile? Buy me!" As is, there's little to bring the kind of active/vibrant sorts Scion markets to back to their friendly neighborhood Toyota store when it's time for new wheels.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Mondrell, my thoughts exactly.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ Mondrell, Toyota already gave up on trying to attract the vibrant youth crowd to their brand.
        This was the entire reason for creating the Scion sub-brand.
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