The 2013 SEMA award-winners have been selected, highlighting the vehicles that are seen in the most booths at the show. Surprisingly nothing has changed this year in terms of which vehicles won. Continue Reading...
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“The car just comes alive with a nice set of tires.” Those are the words of Toyota VP Bob Carter, which were ringing in my ear after a chat I had with him at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Continue Reading...
This week’s installment of TGIF[R-S] isn’t about me, or my car, but about how the 2013 AutoGuide.com Car of the Year came to be, thanks to a post I stumbled across on the Toyota UK blog. Continue Reading...
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced four new inductees to the Top Safety pick list: the Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S, Ford Escape and Acura ILX. Continue Reading...
From in-car technology to turbocharging, there is perhaps no other trend that’s fundamentally changing new cars more than the move to dramatically reduce the weight of modern vehicles. Continue Reading...
AutoGuide recently got back behind the wheel of the Scion FR-S. Having tested the car first on track in Japan, we then had the opportunity to drive it on public roads here in America with a proper road test that looks at more than just how good it handles. Continue Reading...
With its first true sports car heading to dealerships in June, Scion is looking to beef up its motorsports presence admits brand boss Jack Hollis. Speaking at a press launch for the new rear-wheel drive FR-S in Las Vegas, Hollis commented Scion’s continued presence in Formula Drift and how the FR-S is making the brand… Continue Reading...
While Subaru is targeting 5,000 units for its new BRZ sports car, Scion believes its version of the joint Toyota-Subaru project will more than double that forecast. Continue Reading...
With all the media coverage that’s surrounded the Scion FR-S, it’s hard to say anything new about it, yet the bang-for-your-buck sports coupe refuses to leave headlines well enough alone. Continue Reading...
The Scion FR-S will be heading to U.S. dealerships soon but before consumers even get a chance to drive their cars, a multitude of tuner packages are already prepped for sale. For example, Japanese tuner TRD already released a full tuning package for the Toyota GT 86 and now American tuners are releasing their goods…. Continue Reading...
The official Canadian pricing for the Scion FR-S is out, and the new sports car from Toyota will start at a base MSRP of $25,990. When the car is equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission complete with paddle shifters the base MSRP will be $27,110. Keep in mind these prices are before delivery charges and taxes,… Continue Reading...
In what is an obvious shot at its closest rival, Scion has announced pricing for it’s new rear-drive sports car, starting at $50 less than the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. The spiritual successor to the Toyota AE86, the rear-wheel drive Scion FR-S will start at just $24,200 for the six-speed manual transmission model. Those who… Continue Reading...
When it hits Scion dealers in June, the 2013 FR-S will be priced from $24,200 according to a leaked dealer document. That puts it just $50 under the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Included in that price will be the 200 hp 2.0-liter direct-injection boxer 4-cylinder mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Those wishing for the… Continue Reading...
It’s still unofficial, but a source inside Scion’s Canada division has let slip to AutoGuide that when the FR-S goes on sale later this year it will start at $27,500. Initially commenting that the price would be somewhere between the $27,000 and $30,000 mark the insider, who wishes to remain anonymous, eventually gave the the… Continue Reading...
If you followed our coverage of the North American International Auto Show, or you just keep up with car news, you’ve probably heard of the Scion FR-S. If not, you can watch our review here, but it suffices to say that the much-anticipated rear-wheel drive sports coupe is going to make a solid impression upon release…. Continue Reading...
Scion has announced it will show its new FR-S sports car to the public at the Detroit Auto Show next week. The new flagship vehicle for the youth-oriented brand, the FR-S is essentially a rebadged version of the Toyota GT 86 (or just Toyota 86), which will go on sale in other markets later this… Continue Reading...
Easily the highlight of this month’s video car reviews is our test drive of the Scion FR-S, the U.S.-spec version of the highly anticipated Toyota GT 86. In addition, we reviewed the V8-powered Dodge Charger R/T, as well as the Mercedes SLK350. Read the AutoGuide new car reviews here and see all our video reviews… Continue Reading...
If you’re at all interested in the Scion FR-S/Toyota GT 86/Subaru BRZ then you’ve probably already read several reviews of some version of the car. Scion arranged for AutoGuide and a dozen other outlets to spend some solid time behind the wheel at Sodegaura Forest Raceway just an hour outside Tokyo, Japan. It wasn’t just… Continue Reading...
AutoGuide was on hand last night for the live reveal of the 2013 Scion FR-S in Los Angeles, where Scion showed off their version of the Toyobaru rear-drive, boxer-powered sports car. The FR-S is mechanically identical to the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86, save for a few minor aesthetic changes. Scion was mum about pricing… Continue Reading...