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Introducing the 2016 Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0 luxury edition

The 2016 Scion FR-S gets a luxury offering for the first time. How many of the exclusive sport coupes will be produced?

Following the FR-S Release Series 1.0 Scion produced last year, Scion has just introduced the new 2016 Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0 luxury edition. Only 1000 examples will be produced for the U.S. market and the exclusive sports coupe comes with extra luxury upgrades over the standard model. Outside each FR-S Release Series 2.0 comes with a unique Lunar Storm exterior paint, a special aero kit with front lip and trunk spoiler, 17-inch TRD alloy wheels and HID Headlights with LED daylight running lights.

Inside, the special edition rear-drive coupes get a unique black and camel-colored theme. The Release Series 2.0 comes with heated Alcantara leather seats, leather-trimmed steering wheel and parking brake lever. The camel-colored theme continues on the door armrest and upper door trim and comes with black center armrest and knee pads.

All 1000 examples get a special Release Series badge, featuring a sequential number from 1 to 1,000, to highlight the exclusivity of this luxury edition FR-S. Other special features in the cabin include a Smartkey with push-button start and dual-zone climate control.

Under the hood, the FR-S Release Series 2.0 is powered by the same 2.0-liter naturally aspirated Subaru boxer engine as in the standard FR-S/BRZ models. It comes mated to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management.

The 2016 Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0 luxury edition starts at $29,510 for the manual gearbox and $30,610 for the automatic transmission, excluding destination ($795). The price on the luxury coupe is $480 less than the 1500 special edition Scion Release Series 1.0 models introduced last year. Just like the Subaru BRZ, sales of the Scion FR-S have dropped.

Media source: Scion