Scion FR-S Get Toyota 86 Name For 2017 MY

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Whenever you think about stylish and powerful sports car you can’t forget about Scion FR-S. Its price is a significant advantage when deciding whether to buy it or not.

This model is known as FR-S on the market of North America while others know it as Toyota GT 86. It was though that 2017 model would come as a convertible and sedan type but it won’t happen. The new model will look more stylish with a lot of up to date features. Some sources say that it can get a turbocharged type of engine which hasn’t been confirmed yet.

Update: After discontinuation of Scion brand, some models, including FR-S go for rebadging. Sporty coupe receive Toyota 86 name, which is almost identical to other markets.

A Little Refresh

The strongest aspect of this production is its exterior which is typically stylish. It will be a two-door vehicle which features 2+2 seating type of design. The car will still look sporty. Better aerodynamics makes its body more hooked up than before. As for the body, it has become bigger as well. Now it has 187 inches of length, 70 inches in width and 55 inches in height. The wheelbase is going to be longer as well.

The new grille is more aggressive and sharp looking now. The sides and rear part stay relatively unchanged. Carbon fiber and aluminum materials are going to be used to reduce the overall weight of the vehicle.

There’re no official claims on this aspect. Nevertheless, the car is expected to be as much as $ 25,000. The presence of an automatic system can cost you $ 26,000. It’s promised that the car will be released during the second half of 2017.

Update: The car has already available for sale as Toyota 86. The pricing starts from $26,255 MSRP.

Sporty Interior

The car of a sporty look can’t do without a sporty interior. It will be good to accommodate as much as 4 passengers. The front part is full of space while rear part is better for children. The dashboard is equipped with a touch screen of 7 inches.

A new type of audio system is included as well as automatic climate control and all types of connectivity. There are silver accents used inside of the car. You can choose between two colors which are Oceanic Blue and Ablaze. All types of safety features are also onboard.

Naturally-aspirated

It’s an inevitable fact that this model will be equipped with a single drive-train. It’s said that it will be the same variant which is used for the current generation. This is a 2.0 liter unit with four cylinders. Its productivity is 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque.

This is a strange choice taking into account that FR-S is a sports type of car. You can hope to see 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The vehicle is assumed to make it 0-60 in 6.5 seconds. Since the carmaker is going to reduce the weight of the model we can expect fuel-efficient technologies as well.

 

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