Toyota Debuts Three Former Scion Models
The Toyota brand will welcome three orphanded Scion models under its umbrella at next week’s New York International Auto Show. The former Scion FR-S compact sporty car will debut as a refreshed 2017 Toyota 86, which is the car’s global name. The 86 will reach U.S. dealerships this fall. In addition, two other Scion models have new names for 2017. The Scion iM becomes the Toyota Corolla iM and the Scion iA is now the Toyota Yaris iA.
The Toyota 86 refresh includes a more aggressive look with larger center exhaust intake to reflect the car’s low, wide stance. New front and rear treatments include reconfigured LED lighting systems, new turn signals, and a revised front bumper. Alloy wheels feature a twisted spoke design and logos for the 86 are incorporated on fenders and wheel wells.
Inside the cabin, luxury material is used on the instrument panel surround and door trim. New seating material with silver stitching plus a sporty steering wheel with integrated audio controls are new. The car’s suspension has been tuned for enhanced control. When fitted with the manual transmission, the new 86, which will star in the racing film “Formula Drift,” inherits improved torque and 5 more horsepower.
Joining the Toyota 86 at the New York Auto Show will be the Toyota C-HR Concept compact crossover, which is built on the new platform using Toyota’s New Global Architecture. A production version of the 2018 C-HR will be unveiled later this year to go on sale in the spring of 2017.