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 |  Jul 18 2014, 8:32 AM

Stop The Teasing


Top 10 AutoGuide cars we're tired of waiting for

“Soon” is quite possibly the least satisfying answer possible, yet we hear it countless times about exciting new cars. Continue Reading…

 |  May 05 2014, 7:02 AM


Rumors of the Scion FR-S (Toyota GT86) family growing are back on the table.

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 |  Jan 22 2014, 12:30 PM

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Although there have been reports to the contrary, Scion is still investigating the feasibility of bringing a convertible version of the FR-S to market. 

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 |  Nov 14 2013, 11:06 AM


This is not the first time we have seen the FT-86 Open Concept, but Toyota has given the car a new red paint job and has finally released a photo of the car with the top closed before it debuts at the Tokyo Auto Show. 

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 |  Oct 11 2013, 11:02 AM


Toyota GT86 chief engineer Tetsuya Tada has been forthcoming with his desire to produce a family of vehicles based on the GT86, and it seems his dream is becoming reality. 

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 |  Oct 05 2013, 2:02 PM


The Scion FR-S convertible has been delayed indefinitely, according to a recent report sourcing unidentified Toyota insiders.

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 |  Aug 19 2013, 5:01 PM


At Toyota’s national dealer meeting in Atlanta this month, the Japanese automaker showed off a Scion FR-S convertible concept and a drawing of a subcompact crossover concept, hinting at things to come.

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 |  Aug 08 2013, 1:05 PM


Rumors have been spreading that Toyota has killed off all hopes of a convertible variant for its 86 model, but it appears those may be  false.

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 |  Jul 30 2013, 7:21 AM

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The FR-S may have changed the direction of Toyota’s Scion brand for ever, though surprisingly, it would not be towards performance machines.

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 |  Apr 11 2013, 1:02 PM


Toyota Europe has filed some renderings of the FT-86 Open Concept for patent application, revealing for the first time what the coupe will look like when the cloth top is closed.

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 |  Mar 06 2013, 11:35 AM

An open-top FR-S is finally here, although right now, the Toyota FT-86 Open is still just a concept.

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 |  Mar 05 2013, 7:22 AM

Giving us a preview of the Scion FR-S Convertible, Toyota has officially unveiled its FT-86 Open Concept today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Mar 01 2013, 7:23 AM

After initial leaked images, Toyota has now officially revealed what it says is a preview of a possible GT86/Scion FR-S convertible.

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 |  Feb 28 2013, 7:11 PM

Leaked ahead of its official unveiling at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show is the Toyota GT 86 Open Concept, a convertible variant of the North American Scion FR-S. Continue Reading…

 |  Jan 31 2013, 8:42 PM

Forget the successor to the Ferrari Enzo… Toyota is looking to steal the show in Geneva next month with the debut of a Convertible version of the 2013 Car of the Year.

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 |  Nov 23 2012, 6:35 AM

Continued rumors of a GT86 Convertible may be confirmed or denied this coming March when Toyota is rumored to debut the drop-top sports car at the Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Aug 28 2012, 4:02 PM

While a Scion FR-S convertible was ruled out for the American market due to cost, Automotive News is now reporting that a drop-top Subaru BRZ will be available in 2014. 

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 |  Mar 01 2012, 10:04 AM


Watch out Mazda Miata, there’s about to be a new roadster in town.

In an interview, Scion FR-S/Toyota GT 86 lead engineer Tetsuya Tada has confirmed a convertible version of the new sports car is in the works. Tada told Germany’s Autobild that the car was designed from the outset to be a convertible.

The car will no doubt be nearly identical to the coupe, although it’s not clear if it will retain the rear seat area and be a convertible, or drop the extra space in favor of a two-seater roadster configuration.

No date for the car’s launch has been given, but expect it to arrive with the same 197 hp 2.-liter boxer 4-cylinder engine. It should also gain a few pounds compared to the coupe, to maintain structural rigidity. As for pricing, expect a premium of at least $2,000.



[Source: AutoBild]

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