Given how popular the Scion FR-S is with the automotive media, including ourselves, it might come as a surprise that sales of the sports car aren’t exactly impressive.
In a recent interview, Vice President for Toyota European R&D, Gerald Killmann confirmed that variants for the Scion FR-S aren’t getting the nod by execs due to poor sales worldwide. The FR-S, known as the GT 86 in other markets, is behind its sales targets in all major markets, leaving a more powerful variant or even a convertible model in doubt.
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“A faster version of that car would be at the top of most people’s wish lists, but like the cabriolet, it is hard to justify a business case to push either model into production based on the current sales,” said Killmann. The Japanese automaker itself is unsure as to why the FR-S is experiencing slow sales, but even Killmann acknowledge that it could use more power under the hood.
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