2017 Scion FR-S Spied Testing With Light Updates

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

It seems Toyota is preparing an update for the GT86, known in North America as the Scion FR-S.

Caught testing by our spy photographers, this prototype is wearing camouflage over its front end, but we can still make out larger air intakes, a revised nose and new headlights. At the back of the car the bumper looks to be slightly revised while LED taillights and a new larger spoiler can be also be seen.

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Specifics on a revised powertrain for the car are unknown at this time, though the latest rumors suggest that the FR-S will continue to use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplant though it will be slightly more powerful. A bump of roughly 5 percent, which would take it to 208 hp, is expected thanks to a new intake manifold and fresh engine internals that run with less friction.

Suspension upgrades are also expected to improve ride comfort.

The updated FR-S should arrive sometime in 2016 as a 2017 model year vehicle.

Discuss this story at our Scion FR-S Forum

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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  • Harry_Wild Harry_Wild on Oct 27, 2015

    FR-S is a total joke! Now a whopping 208 h.p. and probably 190 lbs. of torque where it competitors have 300 h.p. and 290 lbs of torque that blows the FR-S off the street! Totally a car in need of a turbocharger - make that a twin turbocharger! I know; there the Supra coming down the line and Toyota does not want to have a fast car in their line up before the Supra is release. LOL1