When we first heard Scion was dying, the biggest question was what would happen to the FR-S. We were happy to hear it would live on as a Toyota, but we didn't know until now what it would be called until now. Turns out, its new name is the Toyota 86.
In a post today on , a caption of a photo revealed the car's new name, saying simply that "the FR-S will become the Toyota 86 when it debuts this fall."
As the Scion brand only ever existed in the U.S. market, this car has gone by different names around the world. The car formerly known as the Scion FR-S has always been badged as a Toyota 86 in Asia, South Africa, South America, and Australia. In Europe, it goes by Toyota FT86. The "86" designation harkens back to the Toyota AE86, a beloved Corolla-based sports coupe from the 1980s that played a major role in Japan's drifting culture.
We have a feeling the rear-drive coupe will receive some small styling updates before it goes on sale as a Toyota this fall. As for us? We're just thankful this car, whatever it's named, will survive the death of Scion.