Scion And The FR-S Are Dead: Behold The 2017 Toyota 86


Same car. Different badge. New face.

For some reason, Toyota opted not to call its newly rebadged 86 sports coupe GT86, as it’s known overseas. But whatever. The Japanese automaker has brought what was formerly known as the Scion FR-S to this year’s New York Auto Show with an additional 5 hp and 5 lb-ft of torque coming from its naturally aspirated 2.0-liter boxer four, for a total of 205 hp and 156 lb-ft. The 2017 Toyota 86 also receives a new face, a few interior tweaks, and new ratios for the six-speed manual transmission.

A six-speed automatic with paddle shifters remains optional. We especially like the new LED headlights and taillights, but aside from all of that, this is the same affordable coupe that’s been something of a sales disappointment. There was so much hype building up to the initial launch of the FR-S/GT86 and the Subaru BRZ, which will receive a facelift of its own very soon, back in 2012, it’s kind of a shame sales expectations haven’t been met. Hopefully the newly re-branded 2017 Toyota 86 will help give this car the shot of adrenaline it needs.

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