Scion is dead, and the FR-S name passes away with it. The rear-wheel-drive sports coupe isn’t gone, though, because it’s now the the 2017 Toyota 86. The 2017 Scion FR-S (New Toyota 86) is still largely under wraps but from what we managed to scrape together the new FR-S will likely be built around the FR-S platform in such a way as to accommodate a sedan body style. There are also rumors about the powertrain, which will be the same or slightly updated with a hybrid unit in the offing. Also, a new transmission is expected to accompany the engines. The new model will likely be an all-wheel drive ad compared to the FR-S coupe it will be 20 inches longer and 4 inches taller for improved interior room.
Exterior and Interior
The 2017 Scion FR-S (New Toyota 86) will likely feature a restyled front fascia with a slightly more rounded outline than in the predecessor, and a chrome-accented mesh grille and vertical airvents at the front, plus cluster headlights, wit new LED inserts, to add a touch of refinement.
The cabin will offer pleasant environs including a flowing dashboard, new color palette, and comfortable and supportive seats. Thanks to the gain in height, the front seats will provide plenty of head-, knee- and legroom, while wrapping the trunk snugly with additional padding. Standard features will be a touchscreen audio system and an infotainment featuring a 7.0-inch screen and voice controls, plus a rearview camera. Also, there will be available six-way adjustable driver and four-way adjustable passengers seats and Bluetooth connectivity.
The 2017 Scion FR-S (New Toyota 86) is expected to be powered by the same 2.0-liter boxer engine good for 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque that is basically carried over the coupe. However, a write-up from Motor Trend quoted inside sources claiming the sedan will actually be sold with two different powertrains.One of them will most likely be a Subaru-sourced turbocharged, 2.0-liter unit found in the current-generation Legacy. It can deliver at least 300 horsepower when paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.The second model will receive a hybrid drivetrain, but actual details are unknown except for the fact that Toyota is working on a system “that’s compatible to Subaru’s boxer engine.”In the current iteration the FR-S makes the acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds. The fuel estimates are 28 mpg combined (34 mpg highway/25 mpg city), which is pretty decent for the segment. The new powertrain, and the eight-speed transmission, are expected to improve the figures.
2017 Scion FR-S (New Toyota 86) Release Date and Price
The Scion FR-S will hit dealerships sometime in early 2017, just a few months after the release of the FR-S coupe. The estimated price will be somewhere around $27,00 for the base level trim, and will easily climb up to $50,000 for a fully equipped Scion sedan.