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02-12-2011, 09:47 AM
Filed under: Coupe (http://www.autoblog.com/category/coupes/), Scion (http://www.autoblog.com/category/scion/), Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/category/subaru/), Toyota (http://www.autoblog.com/category/toyota/), Rumormill (http://www.autoblog.com/category/rumormill/)

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Toyota FT-86 Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

We know the Toyota rear-wheel-drive coupe will wear a Scion badge (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/10/10/report-ft-86-to-be-badged-as-scion-arrive-with-higher-than-exp/), and now we might finally know what it's going to be called. The just-make-it-already Toyota FT-86 (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/ft-86/) concept has evolved into the Scion FT-86 and word on the web (http://toyobaru.net/forums/f9/major-toyota-ft-86-news-scion-ft-s-subaru-awd-production-model-socal-466/) is that the production version will be known as the Scion FT-S.

Look for the Scion FT-S coupe to make its debut at the 2011 New York Auto Show (http://www.autoblog.com/category/new-york-auto-show/). Rumor has it that a 2.5-liter engine, not a 2.0-liter, will power the rear wheels and that Toyota plans a heavy marketing push aimed at the drifting crowd.

The Subaru version is slated for a Geneva debut (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/01/14/subaru-confirms-toyobaru-sports-coupe-for-geneva/), and the rumormill now suggests that all-wheel drive is planned for the Subaru coupe, which should easily differentiate it from the Scion FT-S and help keep the two cars from cannibalizing each other's sales. If anyone's listening, we'll take an AWD Subaru coupe in full STI trim, please.


Gallery: Tokyo 2009: Toyota FT-86 Concept (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/tokyo-2009-toyota-ft-86-concept)

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[Source: Toyobaru (http://toyobaru.net/forums/f9/major-toyota-ft-86-news-scion-ft-s-subaru-awd-production-model-socal-466/)]Toyota FT-86 coupe to be named Scion FT-S? (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/02/12/report-toyota-rwd-coupe-to-be-named-scion-ft-s/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Sat, 12 Feb 2011 09:33:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).



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