With Scion dead, Toyota has rebranded the FR-S the Toyota 86.
With the Scion brand now dead, fans were left to speculate what would happen to the brand's sports car, the FR-S. It looks like we finally have an answer. Although Toyota claimed it would keep the FR-S name, it has now announced it's been 86'd. At the 2016 New York Auto Show, Toyota will reveal the 2017 Toyota 86. The car will go on sale this fall and be more inline with the car that is sold elsewhere in the world, but for the American market the GT will be dropped from the name in favor of the Toyota 86.
In addition to the name change, the 2017 model year will feature more aggressive styling, LED front headlamps and turn signals, revised bumper, LED tail lamps, and a new rear bumper design. If that isn't enough to get you excited, the car will finally be given a much needed power boost! Unfortunately, the power increase only brings the total up by 5 to a still unimpressive 205 hp and 156 lb-ft of torque. The car will get a few other improvements like steering wheel mounted audio controls and Hill Start Assist Control that stops the car from rolling back on hills. We like the changes to the FR-S, especially the rebadge, but are they enough to make you want one?