Goodbye Scion FR-S, Hello Toyota 86

At the New York Auto Show next week, the Toyota booth will be welcoming the remaining Scion models they adopted and will give them new names.

As you probably know already, the Scion brand will disappear and three of the four models that are currently part of their product portfolio will be rebadged as Toyotas. The Scion tC will be retired at the end of the year.

In North America, the Scion FR-S sports car will become the 2017 Toyota 86. This is nothing new, actually, since that’s its name pretty much everywhere else in the world. However, it will also benefit from a redesigned and more aggressive front end, a new rear bumper and LED taillights. The car will also boast a new alloy wheel design. The 86’s interior will get new seat upholstery and what the company calls “Grandlux” material on the instrument panel surround.

The 2017 Toyota 86 will also get revised shock tuning and different springs, while cars equipped with the six-speed manual will now develop 205 horsepower and 156 lb.-ft. of torque (both up by five).

Also on display at Toyota’s stand in NYC will be the renamed versions of Scion’s other models, the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM and the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA. Obviously, the Yaris sedan is already part of Toyota’s lineup in Canada.

These new Toyota models will be on sale this fall.

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