Scion introduces all-new FR-S Release Series 2.0, set to be released in 2016

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 3, 2015

Considered as the most stylish version of this sports car, the all new Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0 will be available in the market in 2016. With only 1,000 units available and fitted with the most luxurious appointments and additional premium features, the new FR-S Release Series 2.0 is by far the most exclusive and the most highly coveted Scion Release Series model.

New Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0 comes with a luxurious black and camel themed interior, including an all-black Alcantara and leather heated seats with camel-colored accents.

The leather steering wheel also uses black and camel. The cars shift knob, parking brake lever, center armrest and knee pads are all covered in black leather.

Camel accent stitching is also visible in the door armrest and upper door trim. All 1000 cars are numbered according to the sequence that they’re made.

This release series badge is seen as embroidery on the dash insert. To keep up with the luxurious interiors, the exterior of the car comes with Lunar Storm paint, a set of 17-inch forged alloy wheels, and a one-of-a-kind aero kit that features spoilers on the front lip and trunk.

Several upgrades are also added, including a Smart key with push-button start, a set of HID headlamps with LED daylight running lamps, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

According to Andrew Gilleland, the Vice President of Scion, the FR-S is already recognized as a “fabulous sports car.” However, with the latest upgrades and its luxurious additions, the New Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0 is not only “perfect” for racing, but it is also ideal for red carpet occasions.

The 2016 FR-S Release Series 2.0 will be available with a six-speed manual transmission (with a MSRP of $29,510) or a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management technology (which costs $30,610, plus delivery, processing and handling fee of $795).

Established in 2003, Scion is Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc.'s test laboratory division, which develops various products and processes to set Toyota apart from its competitors.

With customer’s passions in mind, Scion successfully created a model line-up that includes the all-new iM five-door hatchback, the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the all-new iA sports sedan, the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car, and the tC sports coupe.

To meet the challenging demands of young drivers, Scion offers an easy and haggle-free buying experience.

Press Release

SCION PAIRS SPORTS AND STYLE FOR 2016 FR-S RELEASE SERIES 2.0

Drivers of the 2016 Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0 will look better than ever in the most stylish version of the sports car ever offered. The new FR-S Release Series 2.0 comes with luxurious appointments and premium features, and with just 1,000 vehicles available, it’s the most elusive and exclusive Scion Release Series yet.

The interior creates the lap of luxury with heated seats in black Alcantara and leather with camel-colored accents. The same black and camel theme continues to the leather-trimmed steering wheel while the shift knob and parking brake lever are covered in black leather. Camel trim also appears on the door armrest and the upper door trim while the center armrest and knee pads are black. Camel accent stitching is prominent throughout the interior and embroidered on the dash insert is the release series badge, sequentially numbered from 1 to 1000.

Additional luxury features include Smart key with push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control and HID headlamps with LED daylight running lamps.

On the outside, the Release Series 2.0 will make a statement with Lunar Storm paint and 17-inch forged alloy wheels. For added flair and distinction, a unique aero kit features spoilers on both the front lip and trunk.

“The FR-S is well known for being a fabulous sports car, and now we’re taking it up a notch in the luxury arena,” said Scion Vice President Andrew Gilleland. “It’s the perfect car to take from the race track during the day to the red carpet that evening.”

The 2016 FR-S Release Series 2.0 will come with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management® technology. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) will be $29,510 for the manual transmission and $30,610 for the automatic transmission, excluding the delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee of $795.

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