Agile, light and affordable can be used to describe the new 2016 Scion FR-S and makes it be seen as an enthusiast’s dream. It is expected to be more engaging and fun to drive than many cars which go for double its price. This formula has been tried in the two previous models and in the 2015 model making it the third time to be replicated in a vehicle that has been in the market for three years and has essentially remained unchanged.
Scion is expected to still publicize the vehicles practical qualities and its excellent fuel economy, though that’s not the focus for the new FR-S. Instead, this line of Toyota designed sport coupe, which is manufactured by Subaru, is built for fun above any other use.
Engine, Specs, Performance
The 2016 Scion FR-S shall be powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that will be horizontally opposed -just like its predecessor- and shall be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission which is able to produce up to 200 horsepower or more. With this particular unit, torque is a low point, especially in the low revolutions range. You can accelerate this car all the way up to its redline -7,400 RPM- where you’ll get a little extra power when you require it. Its steering is seen to be somewhat a low point as the power assists, takes with it much of the feel, leaving behind a sensitive and quick wheel that’s not much communicative. The brakes are adequate to the tire filament and the car’s weight and are easy to modulate.
Standard Features and Upgrades
For a perfect driver who can well do high speeds with excellent driving, the 2016 Scion FR-S will be the best option for a sports car. Nimble, incredibly neutral in balance and considerably light by modern standards, the FR-S perfectly captures the essence of what a sports car ought to be, light, fast and inexpensive.
The coupe will be available in a single trim level, and with diverse upgrade options available which come as dealer-install add-ons. However, there is a plan for production of the convertible model, too. Just like with the 2015 model, we might just see a few additions to this new category release. Automatic climate control, automatic headlights and LED lights may become standard features while a leather wrapped shift knob and a touchscreen could be the new optional features.
A shark fin antennae will replace the standard mast; its exhaust tips are expected to be more flush with the hind-bumper and larger in size. Inside, the 2016 Scion FR-S has an updated interior accent with new key designs made of carbon fiber. Steel is expected to replace the argento as the silver color. White-out, a pearl color will also be available, but at an extra cost of about $395.
2016 Scion FR-S Price, Release Date
The base model will cost about $25,655 for the version with manual transmission. The 2016 Scion FR-S with an automatic gearbox is estimated to cost about $26,655. Prices are subject to change with time as the car is still in its development stage. It is expected to be available by second quarter or in the fall of 2015, after its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Be sure to also read the following review: 2015 Subaru BRZ STI Performance Concept
We now have some spy shots of the upcoming model, equipped with aerodynamic components and vented carbon-fiber hood.
Now we have some new photos of the Scion FR-S Concept, take a look below.
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