The 2017 Toyota 86, formerly known as the Scion FR-S, officially enters the Toyota stable with more than just a minor makeover. The 2017 Toyota 86 is mildly restyled inside and out with a significantly upgraded suspension and, in the case of the manual, more power.
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With the remnants of the Scion brand being folded into the parent Toyota, the once and former FR-S is now the 2017 Toyota 86, a name that has been used for the car internationally since its initial release back in 2012.
Now that it's a Toyota, the 86 gets an updated
In this week's episode of TFLcar's video series TFL Leaderboard Hot or Not, Roman Mica and Paul Gerrard take two affordable rear-wheel-drive sports cars around the track and around town to see if they are hot, or not.
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First, let's note that Toyota is dropping its faltering "youth oriented" Scion brand for the 2017 model year, but will retain the sporty rear-wheel-drive FR-S with some interior and exterior changes and call it the "Toyota 86."
However, such things as new bumpers and five more horsepower for the oddly named
The Scion FR-S hasn't seen any changes or significant updates since the first 2012 model was introduced and sales have been dwindling since its grand entrance four years ago. But Toyota is not letting the tail-happy sports coupe slip silently into the night. The FR-S and its Japanese cousins, the
The Mazda MX-5 is a true driver's enthusiast sports car that is lean, keen, and downright fun to drive. One could argue that the Scion FR-S, which received a bevy of suspension and handling improvements for the 2015 model year, is also an affordable sports car that proves a lot
Could the Scion iM Concept be the next FR-S based sedan? Scion released only two teaser images ahead of the official reveal of the concept car at the 2014 LA Auto Show on November 19th. Both images show the front three-quarter view of the headlights and the wheel.
Scion says the
The 2015 Scion FR-S is a hot little sports car that we had the chance to take out on the track at Willow Springs International Raceway in California. It's powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 200 horsepower paired to a standard 6-speed manual, although an automatic transmission with