Aftermarket measuring the Scion FR-S

Scion has always been a friend to the automotive aftermarket, and with the new Scion FR-S, the tuner sect is about to get even more friendly with the brand. Evidence of this close relationship with aftermarket companies can be found in the measuring session Scion hosted at Toyota’s North American headquarters in Torrance, Calif., where numerous tuner brands were invited to take measurements for future parts and get an up-close look at the car. We spoke with many aftermarket companies at the event. Their overall response to Scion’s new front-engine, rear-drive coupe? Overwhelmingly positive.

Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 Mass Production Begins by Fuji Heavy Industries

Tokyo, March 16, 2012 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, announced
that it held a line-off ceremony at Subaru’s Gunma Main Plant (Ota-city, Gunma Prefecture, Japan) with Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) President Akio Toyoda and honored guests in attendance, in commemoration of the production start of the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86.

Toyota GT 86 at 2012 Geneva International Motor Show

To start with a short excerpt from Toyota Press Conference speech by Toyota Europe Vice President, Alain Uyttenhoven:
"Let me start with the fantastic GT86. Some of you are aware of Toyota’s rich sports car history …cars such as the 2000GT…the Supra...and the Celica.With nearly 5 million vehicles sold worldwide, we have a rich heritage.Now the GT86 is reviving our passion for sports cars. Not just on race tracks...

Video: Modified Toyota 86 in Cape Town, South Africa

Hot Lava Scion FR-S / GT-86 with Optional Factory Sports Aero Kit

Video: Modified Toyota 86 in Cape Town, South Africa

Although its local market introduction is still a few months off (mid-year), the first example of Toyota’s new affordable sportscar, the GT 86, has arrived for Toyota South Africa’s evaluations. It was displayed at a Toyota function in Cape Town on Sunday, and Hannes Oosthuizen managed to sneak an exclusive “private showing”.