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-   -   Toyota to scrap Scion brand, but FR-S will become a Toyota! (https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100949)

KR-S 02-03-2016 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Tcoat (Post 2532942)
Nobody was "whining about clickbait" the sites that initially released that info had no official capacity and until it is stated by the actual manufacturer must be considered with some caution. The sites are notorious for making things up and need to be questioned and people need to be cautious until there are OFFICIAL statements made.

Speaking of which, 2017 Hybrid AWD Turbo Toyota GT86 coming next year to U.S. shores according to my insider friend who works as the janitor for Toyota corporate.

LOLS2K 02-03-2016 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by KR-S 86 (Post 2533007)
Speaking of which, 2017 Hybrid AWD Turbo Toyota GT86 coming next year to U.S. shores according to my insider friend who works as the janitor for Toyota corporate.

That's the one I'm getting for the wife. Also because it's an IIHS top safety pick, and they finally killed the 2015+ evolved crickets. :D

MisterSheep 02-03-2016 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by brybot (Post 2532988)
Why do people like the tC?

I liked the tC and highly considered it before I bought the FR-S

Braces 02-03-2016 11:38 AM

Quite predictable. At least here in Scottsdale ... most areas in the TOYOTA dealership where they sold Scions looked like an after thought. If anything .... this is GOOD for the FR-S in the future.

headlikeahole 02-03-2016 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by projek_01 (Post 2533000)
I will now handle my Scion 10 Series book with cotton gloves. It is now a piece of automotive history.

:lol:

KR-S 02-03-2016 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by MisterSheep (Post 2532987)
Also, does this mean the new RS2.0 will still be released as a scion? Kind of like a last hurah or will it be the first toyota FR-S?

Actually, the RS2s should be out by now, at least according to Moto.

http://club4ag.com/scion-fr-s-releas...y-2016-update/

Speaking of which, I wonder what his thoughts are regarding this topic?

fang_gt86 02-03-2016 11:40 AM

My insurance card says it's a Toyota-Scion, nothing about FR-S. Now with Scion going away, what will it be called? Guess the Toyota FR-S is not so bad..

YamahaR86 02-03-2016 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by MisterSheep (Post 2533011)
I liked the tC and highly considered it before I bought the FR-S

I didn't like them before but the newer ones are growing on me. Looks kinda like an aftermarket rear bumper now with the updated design.

theparagon 02-03-2016 11:40 AM

I would not be surprised if they keep the name as the FR-S in order to maintain name recognition for this market. Cars are named different things in different markets all the time.

I'm interested in how they will handle the iA and the iM as that naming convention was unique to Scion and does not fit the the Toyota naming convention. Since the iM is a rebadged Auris from the European market (which is itself a Corolla), the smart thing to do would be to introduce it as a hatchback trim of the Corolla since the Toyota Corolla has more marketing visibility than the Scion iM.

And the iA will now occupy a weird spot between the Yaris and Corolla. I don't see both the iA and Yaris being viable as they would share the cheap car option. The iA is arguably a better option (thanks, Mazda) but it's more expensive and it's a Mazda.

MokSpeed 02-03-2016 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by NyC Zn6 (Post 2532996)
Don't do it...Toyota will be doing this for free starting Aug 2016.:lol:



Indeed. Unfortunately, swapping all badges was my first ricer mod so I've already had them on for two years. I even used acetone to remove the word "Scion" painted on the radio.

Dave-ROR 02-03-2016 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by MisterSheep (Post 2532976)
This is very, very, shocking news honestly. Instead of the FR-S's becoming more valuable(if they every will) I think the TC's might. They are no longer making the TC. I think they're only bringing over the iA, iM, and FR-S.

Neither will. Tons of supply and limited demand for both are not indicators of an increase in value.

gymratter 02-03-2016 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by brybot (Post 2532988)
Why do people like the tC?

I like the 1st gen, but its replacement was fugly IMO.

Quentin 02-03-2016 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Tcoat (Post 2532951)
As stated the line up stays just the badges change.


Yea, I know. I was saying that Scion's future was looking brighter with the new additions. I think it could have been a viable brand if it wasn't starved of product so long.


Sent from Tandy 400

Dave-ROR 02-03-2016 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by brybot (Post 2532988)
Why do people like the tC?

I never liked it recently, but when it first came out it was a damn good car for the money.


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