Scion FR-S is the new Toyota FT-86

Our concerns over the Toyota FT-86 becoming the Scion FR-S numbered two: it would look boring and it would still cost too much. These first pictures of the FR-S show we don't have to worry about the first part.

Drawing from the sleeker FT-86 II concept, the RWD Scion departs only a little from the Toyota and therefore doesn't displease us. The wide fenders, complex rear diffuser and angry taillights all point towards a Toyota product you can maybe not feel bad get excited about.

Scion FR-S is the new Toyota FT-86

It's debuting later at the New York Auto Show, but images have leaked out from the company's own Scion Dimension live site and picked up by Speedhunters. For now we're still waiting for the details that will hopefully comfort us: real power, still RWD, affordable.

We're also waiting to find out if we'll also get a Toyota version, or of it's Scion or nothing for us North Americans.