Toyota S-FR Concept Previews a Baby FR-S

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Rumors that Toyota is planning a smaller, lighter Scion FR-S have existed for years and now it appears they may actually be true.

Called the S-FR, this tiny new concept takes the lightweight sports car philosophy to heart and Toyota claims it, “aims to make a whole new generation fall in love with driving.”

In fact, it was designed not just to attract driving enthusiasts, but those who enjoy customizing their cars as well.

At 157 inches long its roughly 10-inches shorter over all than the Scion FR-S or Toyota GT86, though its actually slighter taller and about three inches narrower.

The design looks almost like something from the Mini drawing board with its rounded-shape.

No powertrain details have been announced but the layout is a front-engine, rear-drive setup with an independent suspension and a proper manual transmission. Toyota says the lightweight package will deliver, “smooth, responsive and direct handling that gives a real sense of communication between car and driver.”

The car will make its official debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month, alongside several other concepts.

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  • Johnls39 . Johnls39 . on Oct 09, 2015

    This is a cute looking car for the enthusiast. Just hope that the suspension has a reasonably good ride quality rather than harsh and jarring quality. However, can Toyota afford to build this since the Scion and Subaru models are not selling all that decently.

  • Brian Bautista Brian Bautista on Oct 09, 2015

    light compact body with small displacement. similar to cappuccino. can make use of its agility to zip through tight corners.