Here we are, folks… It’s August and Scion is walking the Green Mile to the end of existence. Luckily, Toyota is skimming off the top of Scion and slapping its badges on the best the exiting brand has to offer. The models making the move include the iA, iM, and FR-S. Today, Toyota has announced more specifics, including pricing, on the 86 and Corolla iM (formerly the Scion FR-S and iM).
The 2017 Toyota 86, which actually gains a comprehensive refresh that includes a new front apron, LED headlights, fog light bezels, front and rear bumpers, LED taillights, wheels, Grandlux interior material and steering wheel, will start from $26,255 with a six-speed manual transmission and $26,975 with the six-speed auto. These represent price increases of just $570 relative to the 2016 FR-S. On top of the visual changes, all manual-equipped 86s get a boost of 5 horsepower and 5 pound-feet of torque.
As for the 2017 Corolla iM, it will not undergo the refresh that the 86 went through but it will gain standard Toyota Safety Sense C, which includes lane-departure warning, automatic high beams, and a pre-collision (auto emergency braking) system. This model will see a $290 price increase in the move from Scion to Toyota, putting it at $18,750 with the six-speed manual transmission and $19,490 with the CVTi-S.
Toyota expects to have the 86 in showrooms in the fall of 2016, while the 2017 Corolla iM will hit dealers in September 2016.