Scion introduces FR-S Release Series 2.0

Scion released a follow-up successor to their FR-S Release Series 1.0 with the version 2.0.

Exactly as its named the new version 2.0 of the Release Series FR-S is basically a Release Series 1.0, but with a range of different upgrades.

Limited in production, the new 2016 Scion Release Series FR-S comes with 17-inch forged alloys, a more aggressive body kit, standard HID low beams with complementing LED daytime running lights, and more.

Power remains unchanged with he 2.0L flat-four and buyers are still allowed to opt for either a six-speed manual or automatic with paddle shifters (though we have no idea why you’d want to do that on a car like this).

The inside also gets some treatment with heated seats covered in black alcantara and leather with camel-colored accents, while similar colors occur on other parts of the interior.

There’s also a numbered plaque to remind you that you have one of just 1,000 examples, if you end up owning one.

Prices start at $29,510 for the manual and $30,160, without the annoying $795 destination and delivery charge.

Check out the release below.


Scion Pairs Sports and Style for 2016 FR-S Release Series 2.0

October 29, 2015

TORRANCE, Calif., (Oct. 29, 2015) – Drivers of the 2016 Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0 will look better than ever in the most stylish version of the sports car ever offered. The new FR-S Release Series 2.0 comes with luxurious appointments and premium features, and with just 1,000 vehicles available, it’s the most elusive and exclusive Scion Release Series yet.  

The interior creates the lap of luxury with heated seats in black Alcantara and leather with camel-colored accents. The same black and camel theme continues to the leather-trimmed steering wheel while the shift knob and parking brake lever are covered in black leather. Camel trim also appears on the door armrest and the upper door trim while the center armrest and knee pads are black.  Camel accent stitching is prominent throughout the interior and embroidered on the dash insert is the release series badge, sequentially numbered from 1 to 1000. 

Additional luxury features include Smart key with push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control and HID headlamps with LED daylight running lamps.

On the outside, the Release Series 2.0 will make a statement with Lunar Storm paint and 17-inch forged alloy wheels. For added flair and distinction, a unique aero kit features spoilers on both the front lip and trunk.     

“The FR-S is well known for being a fabulous sports car, and now we’re taking it up a notch in the luxury arena,” said Scion Vice President Andrew Gilleland. “It’s the perfect car to take from the race track during the day to the red carpet that evening.”

The 2016 FR-S Release Series 2.0 will come with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management® technology. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) will be $29,510 for the manual transmission and $30,610 for the automatic transmission, excluding the delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee of $795.

For more information about the FR-S Release Series 2.0, visit the Scion blog

– By: Chris Chin

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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