Scion has recently announced its sales target for the all-new FR-S, with the company planning to sell 20,000 units of the sports car each year.
According to the Scion vice president Jack Hollis, the company will sell 10,000 units of the FR-S in 2012 and next year the target is between 10,000 and 20,000 units, which basically means that all the vehicles made will have to find new owners. Scion is also saying that 1243 pre-orders for the sports car have been received by now and another 27,000 people have expressed their interest in buying the FR-S when the model will go on sale. Scion thinks that more units of the FR-S will be sold than the Subaru BRZ and the Toyota GT 86 sports car.
As a small reminder for those of you who have other things to do than constantly read the automotive news, the Scion FR-S is the “American” name for the Toyota GT 86 which was official presented to the public at the Tokyo Motor Show and at the Lost Angeles Auto Show. The sports car is powered by a front mounted high-revving 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine, “borrowed” from Subaru, with the Toyota’s D-4S direct injection technology”, which is developing a total output of 197 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 151 lb-ft (205 Nm) of torque at 6,600 rpm. Power is being sent to the rear wheels through the six-speed manual transmission in standard or through the six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters available as an option. The model has a starting price of $24,930 in the US.