Full details announced for the 2013 Scion FR-S
When Toyota introduced the Scion brand in 2002, their goal was to develop a brand that would attract young buyers into the Toyota family. They definitely achieved that goal but the tC was the sportiest model and a true performance model was the missing element. When Akio Toyoda Toyota’s CEO took over three years ago, he infused his car company with a new spirit, and as a certified test driver for Germany's famed Nurburgring, Toyoda brought a racing passion to the company.
Before the creation of the FR-S, Toyoda asked himself, “where is the passion in our lineup?, I want to build a sports car.” Toyoda’s vision resulted in Toyota’s partnership with Subaru in developing the 2013 Scion FR-S compact rear-wheel-drive sports car. Akio Toyoda wanted an authentic sports car that would have an affordable price, and he delivered in a big way.
The 2013 FR-S will start at $24,200 with a six-speed manual transmission, and $25,300 when mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that features paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management technology. The engine was developed in a partnership with Subaru and comes with a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine producing 200 horsepower and 151 lb. ft. of torque. The Subaru boxer engine incorporates Toyota’s cutting-edge D-4S direct and port injection that comes from the Lexus IS F.