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 2014 FRS Drop Top, Possible Sedan and Coupe 
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More excited to see a sedan and coupe come of this than the drop top.

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If they stiffin it properly, the drop top would be cool!

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For a sedan, I imagine that they'd have to lengthen the chassis and wheelbase, and/or shorten the front doors to get a humanly usable set of rear seats. The other question is, will the sedan still be RWD?

The convertible's a lot easier; they seemed to be making provisions for removing the top earlier in the design. What do you think of calling it the new Solara?

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Drop top would be really be signaling that toyota would be marketing to the older crowd

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i can def see them doing the drop top...scion has always talked of doing a convertible since they couldnt bring over the open deck due to US standards...


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arbnpx wrote:
For a sedan, I imagine that they'd have to lengthen the chassis and wheelbase, and/or shorten the front doors to get a humanly usable set of rear seats. The other question is, will the sedan still be RWD?

The convertible's a lot easier; they seemed to be making provisions for removing the top earlier in the design. What do you think of calling it the new Solara?


They could do the little half door for the rear doors like a couple other companies have done?

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I don't think they can do an RX-8 style door, because the B pillar in the FR-S / BRZ is a hugely reinforced beam, which is supposed to contribute to much of the rollover protection for the chassis. When they said "sedan", I was thinking something like an Impreza derivative.

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That's a good point.

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every time toyota does a convertible its the sign of the end of the car generally none of them survive. they just can't compete with mustangs and miatas. those are probably the two top verts i can think of that i see all the time.


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Before the Solara, there were 5 generations of Celica convertible. The Solara itself was a case where it probably ran out of steam because of a lack of refresh (the 2nd-gen went from 2004 to 2009, and the V6 version still used the 3MZ V6, when the other V6 cars had moved onto the 2GR). The SC430 went until 2010, and the IS C launched in 2009.

I think it'll be alright; there hasn't been a small Toyota convertible since the 6th-gen Celica. And, excluding the SC430, no RWD convertible since the 3rd-gen Celica.

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your forgetting the mr2 spyder. which was killed with the last gen celica.


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