Toyota Small FR Concept Coming to Tokyo in October
It looks like those rumors were false, however, as Toyota is now reporting that it will bring a vehicle called the Small FR Concept to the Tokyo Motor Show in October. Instead, the Small FR Concept will likely be the ‘Baby 86’ sports car we heard about almost a year ago to the day.
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The concept is reportedly close to production, weighing in at no more than 2,160 pounds and possibly taking design inspiration from the 1965 Sports 800m–the first-ever sports car from Toyota. It’ll house a 128-hp 1.5-liter engine underneath the hood, which will be mated to a manual transmission that’ll send power to the rear wheels.
Reportedly, the Small FR will slot beneath the 86 sports car in Toyota’s lineup—which means it will probably be badged as a Scion in the US and will slot beneath the FR-S. That means it’ll be more affordable than the FR-S, boasting a price tag in the range of $15,000.
The Small FR will debut in Tokyo alongside the much-anticipated Supra successor, which is being jointly developed by BMW and Toyota and features a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Both vehicles should make it to production by 2017-2018.
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