It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Scion FR-S is getting a name-change. After the recent announcement of the wind-down of the Scion brand, Toyota has officially announced that the compact two-door will become arguably what it should have been from day one, the Toyota 86.
The 2017 Toyota 86 will debut at next weeks New York International Auto Show with a few changes to go along with the new badge. The front fascia has been reworked with a more aggressive lower air intake, while both the headlights and taillights have been given LED treatment. New wheels round out the exterior enhancements.
Toyota has also revised the suspension tuning to enhance performance, though the brand has been vague on just how significant the changes are. The 86 manual car will also gain tighter gear ratios and modest upticks in power to 205 horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque.
The “new” Toyota 86 will go on sale this fall.