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Toyota Pulls a Number With the Renamed Scion FR-S

by Sam Jemielity
Toyota Pulls a Number With the Renamed Scion FR-Szoom in

With the Scion brand going away, the number is up for the FR-S badge. With the former Scion sports coupe moving under the Toyota brand for 2017, the Japanese automaker bestowed a new name: “86,” the translation of the Japanese “hachi roku.” The 2017 Toyota 86 name pays homage to the AE86 generation of the rear-wheel drive Toyota Corolla Levin and Toyota Sprinter Trueno, eighties’ legends popularly known as “hachi roku” in Japan.

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Along with a new parent brand, the Toyota 86 gets refurbished inside and out, with suspension and powertrain upgrades. The low-profile, wide 86 features re-configured LED front headlamps and turn signals, sports LED tail lamps and a new bumper design. The alloy wheels boast a twisted spoke design, with 86 logos in the badge on the front fender and inside the front headlamps.

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Toyota aims to boost agility and performance with revised shock tuning, and the manual version of the car sports a gear ratio change as well as a five horsepower and torque increase to 205 hp and 156 lb-ft respectively. Look for this aggressive rear-wheel drive sports car in showrooms this fall.

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