As you may know already, Toyota updated the GT86 and as expected, Scion also revealed the upgraded FR-S. So, for the 2015MY, the Scion FR-S promises better handling and stability due to a rigid front suspension and retuned rear shock absorbers. Thanks to the new upgrades, the result is less body roll and an improved driving experience.
Just like on the GT86, the 2015 Scion FR-S arrives with a new shark-fin antenna that replaces the pole antenna found on the previous model. In addition, the exhaust tips are larger and more flush with the rear bumper.
The interior was also upgraded with a new panel with a carbon fiber look, new key design and the addition of auto on/off headlights. Pricing for the 2015 Scion FR-S starts at $24,900 for the version equipped with a manual transmission.
The FR-S is also available with a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management technology.
This version costs $26,000. Furthermore, the 2015 FR-S gets a new Steel color that replaces the Aergento as better silver color, while the Whiteout is replaced by Halo, a pearl white color that costs $395. Pricing doesn’t include the delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee of $755.
Scion’s bold exterior solidly reflects its inner strength. The silhouette, with inspiration from the Toyota 2000GT, presents a bonnet and roof-line that is extremely low and sleek, creating a streamlined form that can channel air smoothly over to the top. The low posture continues to embellish the vehicle's intimidating face, comprised of crisp lines, a broad, lower intake and sharp headlamps housing projector-beam halogen lights.
The forceful front fenders jut up and bear the classic '86' piston insignia that emphasises the vehicle's AE86 background along with its singular all-new boxer engine. The rear fascia is broad and low, with streamlined lower treatments encasing the athletic twin exhaust system. LEDs light up the edgy taillamps, while backup lights mounted in the centre complete the brawny design.
The FR-S will come in seven colours: Raven, Asphalt, Hot Lava, Argento, Ultramarine, Firestorm, and Whiteout.
Interior focused on Performance
FR-S's cabin has a 2+2 seating configuration designed with functionality and beauty in mind. The comfortable yet powerful front seats have deep bolsters and are set very low, while the rear seats fold flat down, producing flexible room. It will also have, as standard, exclusive floor mats that have the FR-S emblems.
The large tachometers, mounted in the centre, highlight the cluster of three gauges and has a programmable shift-indicator, with a small yet powerful indicator that turns on when reaching redline. The driver can set the light warning to indicate in increments at 100-rpm, beginning at 2,000 rpm. The driver can also program a chime to sound as well. Both digital and analogue gauges also monitor speed.