TORRANCE, California — The 2017 Toyota 86, the rebadged version of the outgoing Scion FR-S coupe, will go on sale at all Toyota dealerships this fall, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. announced on Thursday. The Toyota 86 debuts at the 2016 New York Auto Show.
"When we announced the transition of the Scion models to Toyota, we hadn't planned on changing the names of our cars, but by popular demand, for our sports car, we decided to adopt the global name of 86," said Bill Fay, Toyota Division group vice president in a statement.
The coupe is known as the Toyota 86 in other markets, including Asia and Australia.
The Toyota 86 receives several upgrades. They include new front and rear bumpers, LED headlights and taillights, and alloy wheels with a twisted spoke design.
The cabin features new seating material with silver stitching, a sporty steering wheel with integrated audio controls and "86" logos.
The carryover engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that delivers 205 horsepower, a 5-hp increase. Torque increases by 5 pound-feet to 156 lb-ft. The engine is linked to a standard six-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed automatic transmission.
The FR-S is not the only Scion slated for a name change, following Toyota's decision to discontinue the Scion brand.
Pricing on the Toyota 86, Yaris iA and Corolla iM was not announced.
Edmunds says: Scion has come to the end of the road, but several Scion vehicles will be sold as Toyotas, which is good news for fans of the brand.