Toyota uses the Scion brand to produce vehicles specifically to the North American market. 2016 Scion FR-S is the youngest brand in the Scion lineup. The 2016 model will undergo needed facelift to keep it at par with modern developments in the industry. The new changes are targeted to its weight, styling and performance.
2016 Scion FR-S Exterior
The exterior of the new 2016 Scion FR-S will be lighter at 2,759 lbs for the manual model and 2,806 lbs for the automatic model. The new FR-S will stretch 166.7 inches in length, 69.9 inches width and 50.6 inches tall with a wheelbase of 101.2 inches. Its low ground clearance of 4.9 inches boosts its center of gravity which improves its balance making it one of the best vehicles to handle from all Toyota brands.
The front features a drag-race looking hood with a low grille integrated with LED headlamps that look like eardrops. Fog lights are also embedded on either side of the grille. The rear features a haunch with circular brake lights. The rear diffuser comes with two chrome exhaust pipes on either side. The vehicle will ride on 17-inch alloy wheels.
2016 Scion FR-S Interior
The interior has been designed with minimalist aesthetic but with high functionality. This has been done using durable plastics and carbon-look accents. To start with, the vehicle offers keyless entry to the cabin. Its steering wheel bezel has been redesigned to offer a sport feel and features a leather-wrapped steering with power-steering. The rear seats can be folded flat to increase cargo space.
The center console features a 7-inch touch-screen display with a higher resolution. Other standard features include a 8-speaker AM/FM/CD Pioneer sound system, HD radio, Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary input, USB ports and a rear-view camera.
For safety purposes, the car comes with an array of driving aides which include cruise control, stability control, traction control, ABS, electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist. It also comes with front and side airbags for the driver and front passenger and side curtains airbags for all four passengers.
The vehicle also features a tire-pressure monitoring system as well as a start/stop system that helps save on gas. The 2016 FR-S will be offered in a single trim package.
Engine Specs and Preformance
The power-train is not Scion FR-S’s best dance shoes. It comes with a 2.0 L 4-cylinder gas power-train. The engine will have an output of 200 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. It is mated with either a paddle-shifted 6-speed automatic transmission system or a 6-speed manual one. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheels.
The 2016 Scion FR-S accelerates from 0-60 mph in 6.0 seconds. In terms of fuel economy, the 2016 FR-S returns EPA- estimated 25 mpg for city and 34 mpg on highway drive when paired with an automatic transmission. Models with manual transmission deliver 22 mpg for city and 30 mpg on highway.
Price and release date
The automaker has not released official date on the 2016 Scion FR-S release date and price. However, rumor has it that the model with manual transmission has a start MSRP of $ 25,305 while the model with atomic transmission costing $ 26, 405. We believe the vehicle will make its debut in October 2015 at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Fierce competitors will include Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Mazda-MX5, Ford Mustang, Toyota FT-1 and Chevrolet Camaro might also put up some competition while the jointly developed Subaru BRZ will also give its cousin a run for its money.
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