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A small rear-wheel drive car produced by Scion from 2012-2016.  The Scion FR-S is the North American version of the Toyota GT-86, and is nearly identical to the co-developed Subaru BR-Z.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Automotive Industries page on 19 September 2019, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

In the United States and Canada, the vehicle was initially sold under Toyota's youth-oriented Scion brand, with its name derived from a description of the platform: Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport. Scion prices were non-negotiable and were typically determined solely by the transmission choice; the buyer was expected to customize the vehicle with dealer-installed equipment rather than extra-cost factory options. Thus, unlike other 86 variants, the FR-S was offered in a single standard trim level including Scion's BeSpoke stereo system. However, Scion also offered limited-production special editions with added factory equipment and exclusive colors.

As part of the 10th anniversary of the Scion marque, 2,500 units of "10 Series" FR-S models were released by Scion for model year 2014. They were painted in Silver Ignition and fitted with extra equipment, including HID headlights, automatic climate control, push button start, illuminated exterior badges plus shifter knob.

In January 2014, Scion released 2000 units of the FR-S "Monogram Series" editions adding extra features at special prices. In this case, this FR-S closely matched the equipment offered on the BRZ (or Toyota's GTS-variant) with the following: heated leather and Alcantara seats; heated side mirrors; high-intensity discharge headlamps; dual-zone climate control; BeSpoke audio and navigation. It cost US$27,400 and US$28,500 respectively, for the manual or automatic transmission model. It was said that this limited edition represented a US$1,900 saving over separately priced options.

Presented at the April 2014 New York Auto Show and mirroring the European "Giallo" and "Limited Edition" yellow-painted special editions, Scion released 1500 units of the "Release Series 1.0" in similar Yuzu Yellow paint. Its starting price is US$31,000 and it features TRD bodykit and quad-tip exhaust system, along with TRD lowered suspension, TRD steering wheel and shift knob and the highest specification (dual A/C, HID headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, push-button start-stop) plus a numbered commemorative plaque near the gearshift lever.

Due to the discontinuation of the Scion marque, in August 2016 the FR-S was re-branded as the Toyota 86 for the 2017 model year.


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
24 January 2013Sizzling FR-S And Interactivity Are Key Elements At Scion ExhibitToyota
11 September 2014Would you shell out an extra $4500 for Scion FR-S 1.0 with an aero kit? Denis Flierl
26 June 2015Rumor Mill Has Next Toyota/Scion FR-S Using Mazda Miata Platform John Goreham
3 December 2015New at Summit Racing Equipment: Edelbrock E-Force Superchargers for Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZSummit Racing Equipment


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