Following news of Scion’s impending closure, Toyota has announced a new name for the FR-S when it transitions over… as the 2017 Toyota 86.
The new model will make its debut at the New York International Auto Show with changes to both its interior and exterior, as well as other upgrades.
For its move to Toyota, the 86 sports car adopts more aggressive styling with a larger center intake emphasizing the low, wide stance of the car. The front will sport a new design with re-configured LED front headlamps and turn signals, and revised bumper, while the rear will now feature LED tail lamps and a new bumper design. It will also come equipped with alloy wheels feature a twisted spoke design and 86 logos have been incorporated into a badge on the front fender, as well as inside the front headlamps.
Inside, the 86 logo is applied onto the new “Grandlux” material used on the instrument panel surround. New seating material has silver stitching and a sporty steering wheel with integrated audio controls and an 86 logo on the center hub.
On the manual version, upgraded performance comes from a gear ratio change and a torque increase to 156 lb.-ft, as well as a five-horsepower increase to 205 hp.
The 2017 86 will go on sale in the U.S. this fall and make its way to Europe before year’s end.