The 2016 model year is in full swing, folks. Today, Scion has announced that the 2016 Scion FR-S gets an updated audio system, light revisions to the cabin, a few new color options, and some new technology. Along with these updates comes a slight price drop too.
The new audio system will include a 7-inch touchscreen and voice recognition, which replaces the 6.1-inch screen in the 2015 model. Also new in the 2016 FR-S is a rearview camera, which wasn’t an option on the sporty Scion in 2015. There is no mention as to whether the rearview camera is standard or optional, but I will guess that it’s optional.
The updated cabin adds a touch of classiness the FR-S’ relatively cabin. The revisions include bright-silver accents in place of the grey accents on the steering wheel bezel, the shifter surround, door grips, and on the sides of the center console. While this is only a minor update, the images of the cabin look significantly better with a little extra glisten to it.
The final changes for the 2016 model year are two new colors: Ablaze and Oceanic.
As usual, the FR-S will comes with a 2.0-liter boxer-four engine that produces 200 horsepower. This engine mates to a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed sequential automatic transmission with paddle shifters and rev match.
The manual-equipped model will start out at $25,305, while the automatic FR-S will check in at $26,405. Those base prices represent a $365 drop when compared to the 2015 model.
The cheaper and better-equipped 2016 Scion FR-S will roll into dealerships starting in June.