Scion FR-S Hybrid Unlikely Says Toyota

Scion FR-S Hybrid Unlikely Says Toyota

Though it could improve performance, a Scion FR-S hybrid is unlikely.

Speaking in an interview with Autocar, Toyota marketing director Fabio Capano stated that the Japanese automaker can surely create a GT86 (FR-S) with hybrid technology, but such a model “needs to make proper business sense.” In other words, Toyota believes an FR-S hybrid doesn’t speak to the majority and would be a poor seller on the market.

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As a result, Toyota will be focusing its efforts elsewhere, rather than investing into creating an FR-S hybrid that would ultimately appeal to a small market while incurring quite a bit of cost.

Hybrid sports cars aren’t entirely out of the picture however, as the company is co-developing a larger sports car with BMW that will likely take advantage of a Le Mans-derived hybrid powertrain to enhance its performance.

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[Source: Autocar]

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