2015 Toyota S-FR Concept
2015 Toyota S-FR Concept”” Back in May 2015, Toyota filed a trademark for the S-FR moniker, giving rise to a number of scenarios as to what might the Japanese make of it. Some said the name will be used for the next-generation Supra, while others argued that it could be some kind of replacement for the Scion FR-S. Another rumor said that Toyota simply wants to prevent other automakers from using a badge similar to the FR-S. As it turns out, Toyota filed the trademark for a new concept car that will be unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show later this year. Somewhat unexpectedly, the S-FR concept is a compact sports car that Toyota describes as an entry-level model that emphasizes responsiveness, and “aims to make a whole new generation fall in love with driving.” Though the brand released very few details about the car, the S-FR is about as long as the final-generation MR2, although its design is somewhat similar to the GT 86, but with more modern styling cues. Making it that much more interesting is that it uses a front engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, as well as a lightweight construction. Though Toyota didnt say whether the concept previews a production model, the S-FR would make a great fun-to-drive, affordable sports car. Stay tuned for more details from Tokyo. Updated 10/12/2015: British magazine AutoCar reports that S-FT concept is powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that delivers a total of 128 horsepower and 109 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and returns up to 55 mpg. These numbers should make it a worthy competitor for cars like Mazda MX-5.