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Will the S-FR End Up a Scion?



Toyota is preparing an assault on the youth demographic and by youth they mean under 40.

No matter, Toyota calls the car in question the S-FR, which stands for Small, Front Engine, Rear Drive, its the size of a Toyota Yaris and they kinda want to build it.



Toyota is hoping that a sub $15,000 MSRP, attractive, classic styling and excellent dynamics are enough to lure a younger buyer to the showroom, even if he happens to be 35.

Toyota says the S-FR project has been designed to offer “smooth, responsive and direct handling that gives a real sense of communication between car and driver.” That goes along with a vision of tuning and customization, if Toyota does send the S-FR we expect it to reach North America as a Scion.



Of course the question always comes down to cost of production. Yes Toyota is the master of production systems but their mastery simply cannot support a product that will not sell. Toyota will be carting the S-FR to autoshows around the globe looking for feedback from consumers, if its healthy enough they'll build it, if not they won't.

First they need a crossover, but what do you think, would the S-FR have sales legs if sold as a Scion in North America?
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I hope they bring it to North America - but really, I hope they should bring it as a Toyota. Toyota really needs to develop something sporty in their lineup and I think this is too close to the FRS to be a Scion...

....Or they can take the FRS a bit more upscale as a Toyota and make this SFR a Scion (since its lower priced). :shrug:
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I dont like the look, too alfa/TVR looking to me...but as for the scion thing, i doubt it. Toyota brand needs that car in my opinion, at 25 i wouldnt buy it, i can see older guys buying it haha

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I really like the looks of the S-FR, maybe with a smaller mouth but it still looks great. Wouldn't mind if it came out under Toyota for more trim options unlike Scion. Either way I'll remove the emblem.
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Given that the iM isn't coming out in Canada as a Scion, we may see the S-FR, but it will be a Toyota.



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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-14-2015, 02:24 PM
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The way i see it, this vehicle would be better sold as a scion all thoughtout north america, much like what they FR-S had done.

I'd say sell it under toyota but at this point with what they want to do with Scion, that's not happening.
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It doesn't look like a Toyota to me. It feels like it should be a Scion. It kinda fits the off-beat quirky thing that Scion has going on.



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I hope they bring it to North America - but really, I hope they should bring it as a Toyota. Toyota really needs to develop something sporty in their lineup and I think this is too close to the FRS to be a Scion...

....Or they can take the FRS a bit more upscale as a Toyota and make this SFR a Scion (since its lower priced). :shrug:
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Well it it goes places other than North America it will be a Toyota because Scion is only in North America.



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