Hype: Scion FR-S Gets An Interior Re-Fresh, New Tech, Two New Colors, And Slightly Smaller MSRP For 2016


The Scion FR-S is easily the most popular import sports car out today.  Sure you have your Evo’s and WRX’s but the FR-S with its much easier price point has been cleaning up.  Scion could very well kick back and watch the sales roll in without doing anything but rather than resting on their laurels they’ve decided to shake things up and give the FR-S a bit of a re-fresh for 2016.

They are starting with the interior by adding new silver accents on the steering wheel bezel, shift bezel, door grip, and on the center console.  They are also upgrading the audio system with a 7 inch touch screen interface with voice recognition now being standard.  New FR-S owners will be using that 7 inch screen when they throw their car in reverse as a back-up camera is being added as well.

There will also be two new available colors: “Ablaze” red, and “Oceanic” blue.  Finally, Scion will give the MSRP a bit of a shave with the 6 speed manual now starting at $25,305 (previously $25,670) and the sequential automatic now starting at $26,405 (previously $26,770).  That’s a $365 price drop on both options.  Not bad!  The 2016 Scion FR-S with the new features will be available starting this June (2015).

Do the new features, colors, and price make the FR-S more attractive to you?  Do you think Scion should do more to make the FR-S more attractive?  Let us know in the comments or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype.

[Source: Scion]

Press Release:

TORRANCE, Calif. (April 30, 2015) – Scion’s FR-S performance sports coupe is getting its style on for the 2016 model year. With interior improvements, two new colors, a new standard audio system and a rear-view back up camera, the next FR-S also sports a new price.

The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the six-speed manual transmission FR-S is $25,305 while the six-speed sequential automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management technology is $26,405. This price excludes the destination, processing and handling (DPH) fee of $770.

The 2016 FR-S has a new premium feel with bright silver interior accents on the steering wheel bezel, shift bezel, door grip, and along the sides of the center console.  Also inside the FR-S is a new standard audio system with a large 7-inch touch-screen display and voice recognition technology.

For added safety, comfort and convenience, a rear-view backup camera has been integrated into the FR-S, as well.

Adding to the new look, two new colors will be available with a new red called Ablaze and a new blue called Oceanic.

The 2016 FR-S will be available in dealerships beginning in June.



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