After spending three cycles, the new Scion FR- S finally ended in final production version. It was announced by the company during an official presentation along with the other two brands including Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ in the Tokyo Motor Show this week.
Let’s start from the history of 2013 Scion FR- S first. Actually the name FR- S is short of Front- engine, Rear- wheel drive, and Sport, quite simple acronym indeed. The FR- S itself is the Scion name for the Toyota 86 North American version. This vehicle which comes in 2+2 arrangement is expected to arrive on United States market and Canada showrooms by March next year.
In the past April, the concept version of the FR- S had displayed at the New York Auto Show, representing a sleek concept version. However, I think the production version is too far away with the concept we saw previously. Instead, the FR- S seems to be indistinguishable to the Toyota 86.
The FR- S also equipped with the same mechanical hardware and system we commonly see under the Toyota 86. The power comes from the company’s 2.0 liter engine along with Toyota’s D- 4S injection system which slots in direct and port injection. The unit spawns out 200 horses and 151 lb- ft of torque. Either six- speed manual or six- speed automatic transmission is available. This FR- S stands on 17 inch alloy wheels. The ventilated disc brakes on all four corners also available as standard feature.
Different with the other brand, including Toyota 86 both JDM or European versions and the Subaru BRZ, the entry level seems to not be completed with the Start button and the cool aviation style rocker fixed on the a/c controls.